UTVS Produces First All Female Sports Broadcast At SCSU

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University Television Station produced the first all-female sports broadcast in the history of St. Cloud State University on February 7th, 2020. Director and UTVS Station Manager Paige Jaeger provides insight on this historic event below.

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It all started with a dream and an idea. UTVS Members Paige Jaeger and Maya Brown put their creative hats on and began to plan for a first of its kind broadcast. Their idea? To create Saint Cloud State's first ever sports broadcast produced entirely by women.

Director: Paige Jaeger and In-Game Producer: Cheyenne Tuseth. Photo credit: Tim Speier

On February 7th, 2020, their dream became a reality when UTVS broadcasted both Women's and Men's basketball games with a crew made entirely of women. This date was also the following weekend of National Girls and Women in Sports day. The crew consisted of 26 members, ranging from freshman to seniors, and camera operators to on-air talent.

After the final buzzer sounded, the crew knew that they had created UTVS and SCSU history. The broadcast has implemented a lasting legacy for all those involved as well as the Saint Cloud State community. UTVS plans to continue doing full female sports broadcasts for as long as possible.

Camera 2: Connie Knipe and Camera 1: Sarah Bunich. Photo credit: Tim Speier.

UTVS believes that doing these broadcasts will help pave the way and encourage more women to enter the sports industry. "The world is changing. There are more women in sports than there's ever been, on the field, on the ice and behind the scenes. It's a family, and all women should be able to do what they love." - Paige Jaeger

Photo credit: Juli Pitzer, SCSU Mass Communications

Production Crew

Director Paige Jaeger

Technical Director Nora Maleug

In-Game Producer Cheyenne Tuseth

Audio Jaclyn Gustafson

Camera 1 Sarah Bunich

Camera 2 Connie Knipe

Camera 3 Taylor Sullivan

Camera 4 Elaina Fourniea

Graphics Susan Yang

Scorebug Brooklyn Purowitz

Font Assist Nyah Adams

Utility Andrea Duetsch

Replay 1 / Producer Maya Brown

Replay 2 Bethanie Barrios

In-Game Editor Maddy Close

Shader Nadilyah Stewart

Master Control Nicole Downing

Social Media Elaina Mihalik

Play by Play Announcer Sydney Wolf

Color Commentator Mariah Alipate

Color Commentator / Sideline Reporter Kirsten Krull

In-Studio Host Rachel Herzog

Studio Camera Operators Kimberly Gomez, Justice Jenkins and Gianna Njau

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