Beacon editor-in-chief Malika Andrews will take part in a TV panel discussion on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes on Wednesday, October 12. Andrews will appear with two other panelists discussing women in sports during the four-minute segment, which will be taped at ABC studios in New York City on October 9. The segment will be part of an hour-long “One Nacion” special marking Hispanic Heritage month.
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Toni Collins will moderate the panel, which will also feature journalist Denny Alfonso, who covered the Rio Olympics for ESPN, and a prominent female athlete yet to be announced. Andrews will speak from the point of view of a college woman covering sports.
Andrews received the invitation from ESPN while attending the recent Online News Association (ONA) conference in Denver with Beacon adviser Nancy Copic and three other student journalists from The Beacon. She made her initial contact with ESPN at a convention she attended with Beacon staff in 2015.
Andrews, from Oakland, Calif., joined The Beacon as a sports reporter during fall semester of her sophomore year. She was promoted to sports editor the following semester. University President Fr. Mark Poorman appointed Andrews as editor-in-chief of The Beacon last February. She also covers the Portland Trail Blazers for the Associated Press.
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