Betsy Ross

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Ball State

B.S., Journalism, 1972

Current Position

Co-Owner and President, Game Day Communications, Cincinnati. 


Betsy spent five years at ESPN as one of (at the time) only five female anchors at the World Wide Leader—Robin Roberts, Chris McKendry, LindaCohn and Pam Ward were the others.

After her time in Bristol, she returned to her home area to establish her sports public relations and events company, Game Day Communications, while continuing to support women in sports as a play by play announcer, public address announcer for women's college sports and sports anchor and reporter for the Fox affiliate in Cincinnati.

Her book, Playing Ball With the Boys: The Role of Women in the World of Men's Sports was released in 2010.

Betsy Ross

“I was honored to be asked to join DEAC because it is more important than ever now to promote good journalism and communication. With more traditional news outlets cutting back on staff, it's important to get skilled, trained journalists into the media market, whatever it may look like in the coming years. I hope that DEAC can help prepare our students for the changing communications field with information, advice and connections that will help them in their careers. It is an honor to be a member of DEAC with this esteemed and distinguished group. I plan to learn from each of them along the way."