Beth Mowins

Elizabeth Mowins is an ESPN, CBS, and Marquee Sports Network play-by-play announcer and sports journalist. She usually calls women's college sports, and in 2005, she became ESPN's second female announcer for nationally televised college football games. In 2017, she began doing play-by-play for NFL games.

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Childhood Impact

While she was growing up, she used to watch various sports on TV. It was a family tradition for Beth's family to all gather and watch games together. All this exposure to sports helped her get acquainted with various sports terminologies and keywords. She used to learn the players' names so she could analyze their key strengths and weaknesses. There was a big field behind her family house where she and the children from the neighborhood used to play various sports.

Beth grew up with three brothers and was the only girl, which allowed her to develop a passionate relationship with sports at a young age. Her Father, Len Mowins, was a basketball coach while her mother was very involved with ice hockey. With her entire family being sports orientated, it was only natural that Beth was as well. Being as immersed as she was at a young age allowed her to quickly learn the terminology needed to help her later in her sports career.

Education and Early Career

Beth joined ESPN in 1994 as a game commentator. She covered many sports, including basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and college football. She began working for ESPNU in 2005 and loves calling College Football Saturday games.

She graduated from Lafayette College in 1989 with a BA, where she was also the varsity basketball team captain. She was a three-time all-conference selection; she scored 1,000 points and maintained the school's record of all-time assists with 715. She did internships for college radio, giving sports updates and news. This helped her to be recognized by a lot of employers who loved her work.

Mowins didn't end her education after getting her BA. She went on to earn her master's degree in communications from Syracuse University in 1990.

Aspirations and Controversies

Beth's main aim is to cover the New York Yankees and NFL games. There have been many controversies in Beth's work. One of which is the stigma of gender roles; some people could not bear the fact that a woman could announce men's sports. There were many rude comments, teasing that one woman announcer is unbearable. She brushed off the negative feedback because there are more of those who praise her for her work.

Beth is constantly on her toes; her job keeps her busy for 45 weeks of the year on the road, and that's just travel time. Every game requires her to spend a considerable amount of time getting to her destinations. She doesn't mind the travel, though, because her career is moving in the right direction, and sports is where her passion is.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 26-05-1967
Alma Mater: Lafayette College, Syracuse University
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, United States
Birth Sign: Taurus
Nationality: United States
Ethnicity: White
Profession: Announcer
Employer: Television
T.V. Show(s): ESPN and CBS
Children: N/A
Birth Date: 26 May, 1967
Age: 52 yrs
Occupations: Basketball player
Sports commentator
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Syracuse
Gender: Female
Description: American basketball player
Net Worth 2021: 3 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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