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All-Female Broadcast Team To Make History Covering Raptors vs. Nuggets

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 5: Kia Nurse #5 of the New York Liberty looks on against the Phoenix Mercury on July 5, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

All-Female Broadcast Team To Make History Covering Raptors vs. Nuggets. TSN’s broadcast team is making history on March 24th as the broadcast team will consist of all women. TSN, the Canadian equivalent to ESPN, features the broadcast lineup in the midst of International Women’s Month.

Meghan McPeak headlines the team as the play-by-play announcer with WNBA player Kia Nurse aiding her in the booth during the game. Kate Beirness and Amy Audibert are set to host the show before and after the game and during halftime. To top it off, Kayla Grey is handling sideline reporting for the game.

The team are in full support of the broadcast, even putting out a short “hype” video via Twitter.

John Wiggins called the broadcast a very intentional move by the team as he expressed his and the team’s support. Wiggins serves as the Raptors’ VP of organizational diversity and inclusion.

 “Yes, we’re making a point. We hope [the broadcast] leads to more recognition of the many roles women play in pro sports. And we especially hope that one of the takeaways from this is for girls at home who see Meghan or Amy or Kayla and think – hey, I could do that. There’s a place for me in sports.”

John Wiggins

With all the anticipation surrounding the game’s broadcast, the Raptors actually lie in a tough spot. As of late, the team has dropped 9 straight games. After the Rockets ended their season-high 20 game slump, the Raptors now have the NBA’s longest active losing streak. On the other hand, the visiting Nuggets have 8 wins in their last 10.

As a result, the game has a clear favorite. However, despite the outcome, history will still be made during the game off the court.

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