Besides being the first of many things for women in sports reporting, Beth Mowins came to be well-known basically because of her job as a sports commentator and her play-to-play announcements as a sports journalist for ESPN and CBS. Her career timeline which kicked off in i991 and got really busy with her many moves across different networks where for each, she got nothing but the best recommendations for a higher move.
Her hard work from the start came to a good head in 2005 when the limelight was shone her way for making history as only the second woman in ESPN to call nationally televised college football games. As a commentator, Beth has had the pleasure and honor of working with the best hands on the job such as Cat Whitehill, an American retired professional football (soccer) defender and a former assistant coach of the Boston Breakers in the NWSL, on the ESPN’s tertiary broadcast team for the telecasts of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Beth Mowins’ Biography (Age)
Beth Mowins was born on May 26, 1967, in Syracuse, New York as the only sister of 3 brothers. The Mowins family is known to have a flair for sports. While her father worked as a basketball coach, her mother closely followed ice hockey. For the love of sports that came from both parents, the family constantly watched different sports and perhaps that ignited the light of sports in Beth.
At the very young age of about 9 or 10, Beth Mowins knew she had a future in sports after she watched and saw female sports announcers and commentators. While in High school in North Syracuse, New York, Beth Mowins showed her interest in sports playing basketball, softball, and soccer. For two seasons while still in High school, she enjoyed the benefits that came with being the captain of the varsity basketball team. And as much as sports was important to Mowins, she continued in her educational pursuits to obtain a Bachelor’s degree from the Lafayette College in 1989. She later obtained a master’s degree from Syracuse University.
Mowins began her career as a news and sports director for WXHC-FM Radio in Homer, New York, in 1991. In 1994, she moved over to ESPN and in 2009, Mowins became part of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame. In 2017 she was the play-by-play announcer on ESPN’s Monday Night Football opening week late broadcast between the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos. With that, Beth Mowins made history by becoming the first woman to call a nationally-televised NFL game. Because of this, Mowins also made another history by becoming the second female play-by-play announcer in NFL regular season after Gayle Sierens did the same job in 1987 for NBC Sports.
Mowins seemed to enjoy the history she made in her career and went for another when in 2017 she again broke another jinx by becoming the first female play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS in its 58-year history. She called the season’s Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts matchup with Jay Feely in 2017.
Throughout her career, Mowins announced for several games – both the ones mentioned above and many others. This only added to her numerous accomplishments, increased her fame, and made her smile to the bank more often. In 2018, Mowins called the Jets versus the Lions game in Detroit. As a sportscaster, she also calls for the NCAA softball on ESPN, making her one of the major Saturdays’ regular-season tripleheader on ESPN amongst her many other jobs.
Is She Married to a Husband or Is She a Lesbian?
Beth Mowins has succeeded in keeping her private life away from the eyes of many. For some years now, Mowins has been accused of being gay chiefly because of her voice that many claim often sounds like that of a man. Amidst all the claims people have made about Mowins’ sexuality, there hasn’t been anything to give credence to that as Beth has chosen to be mute on any discussion that is not about her career.
More so, despite her age, the legendary media personality does not have a husband as she has never been married. This is one of the reasons why some people have kept on speculating about her sexual orientation.
Beth Mowins has been successful in her career for many years. For this reason, she has been mentioned as one of the sports commentators with the highest pay. However, just as many things about Mowin’s private life remain unknown, so has her net worth but there is no doubt that since she has worked for many good years, she earns well and lives a good life.