Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast

The super woman of The Big Game - LISA KEARNEY

January 26, 2018

Lisa Kerney “Four Kids, Family, Fearless Female and Football” She answers just that on PHIT for a Queen podcast:


  1. “I always knew I wanted to be in sports in some capacity”
  2. Broadcasting was my calling. From a young age I told my family “I want to be on ESPN”
  3. Giving thanks to Women that broke into the Industry & paved the way- Hannah Storm & Linda Cohn
  4. Starting small opened big doors- From Butte, Montana to Seattle to now the Big Apple-New York
  5. To be able to be a Mom and a professional you have to have a partner that supports you.
  6. At the end of the day my family and my marriage are my pride & joy.
  7. Ultimate career goal is to flip the lights on at the Plaza- come on KC!!

Where you can find Lisa:



Her Journey to ESPN:

LISA KERNEY is currently a sports anchor/reporter at ESPN based in Connecticut. She anchors SportsCenter at 10am ET weekdays, Fantasy Football Now at 10am ETon Sundays during the NFL season and hosts ESPN's first ever internal podcast called "Stay Curious."

Kerney joined ESPN in February 2014 as a studio anchor, appearing on various shows across several ESPN platforms.

Prior to joining ESPN, Kerney had been at WCBS-TV in New York, serving as sports anchor for CBS 2 News This Morning since January 2012. While at CBS/WLNY, Lisa additionally co-hosted the morning show called "The Couch" from 7-9am covering the Tri-State Area (2012-2013). She had also been at MLB Network where she was a sports contributor/reporter (October 2010-December 2011). In 2012, she was nominated for an Emmy alongside her WCBS-TV team.

Previously, Kerney was at KING-TV in Seattle (October 2005-10) serving as weekend sports anchor and Northwest Sports Tonight host. She was also responsible for the national highlight segment of The Jim Mora Show, which aired after every Seattle Seahawks game.


Kerney began her career working as the sports producer/reporter/anchor at KXLF-TV (CBS-affiliate) in Butte, Montana (September 2004-05). She received the Montana Standard 2005 People's Choice Awards: Top Choice for "Best Sports Reporter," and "Best TV Personality."

A proud native of Kansas City, Kerney is a graduate of Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., where she majored in broadcast communications and was point guard and captain of the women's basketball team where she earned Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Honors in 2004. Her husband, Patrick Kerney, played for the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. They have three daughters and a son and reside in Greenwich, CT.



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