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WWOY 25 Years: Emcees Key to Luncheon Success

Tracy Wolfson

Tracy Wolfson emcees the 2018 Women of the Year Awards Luncheon.

To pull off an event that matches the prestige the WISE Women of the Year Award has come to represent requires a strong cast of supporting players, and perhaps none more important than the emcee. She’s the first and last person attendees hear from, tasked with setting the tone, keeping the audience engaged and entertained, and ensuring the program runs smoothly and on time.

Over the course of their careers, the female sportscasters who’ve filled the role for us have reported on and from the sports world’s biggest stages, including the Super Bowl, Masters, Triple Crown, U.S. Figure Skating Championships and Olympics. Since 1995, they’ve carried the show on our biggest stage, and we thank them for the energy, professionalism and enthusiasm they’ve brought to the job.


Ann Liguori
Golf Channel

Donna de Varona
FIFA Women’s World Cup

Lesley Visser
ABC Sports
1998–99, 2001

Paula Zahn
FOX News Channel

Andrea Joyce
NBC Sports
2002–04, 2007, 2009–10, 2014

Rene Syler
CBS News

Suzy Kolber

Tracy Wolfson
CBS Sports
2008, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2018–19

Lindsay Czarniak

Jane Pauley
CBS News

Pam Oliver
FOX Sports