ESPN’s New Omnsbud(wo)man Has Never Played Organized Sports

schr.jpgThe search for a new ESPN ombudsman is over. Author, essayist, and teacher Le Anne Schreiber, took the reins from the outgoing George Soloman on April 1.

In her first column, Schreiber admits she’s an atypical choice. Among other things, she’s:

a) Never played organized sports
b) Fondly remembers the days before television
c) Does not “wear a mighty mansuit”

Then again:

Another asset I bring to this job is a thick skin. I developed it way back in 1978, when The New York Times announced my appointment as their first female sports editor, in charge of a staff of 59 men.

For the next two years, the boys in Bristol will be on their toes.


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