DEEP WATER with BIG FISH

A Memoir | Coming 2021

DEEP WATER With BIG FISH

Andrea Kirby was not a professional athlete. She had no connections in the television industry. But, in 1971 this single mother talked her way onto a start-up television station as a sportscaster. This first break led to a bigger one in sports-rich Baltimore. Here she made an impression on a network producer who hired her. As the first full-time female reporter in ABC Sports history, Kirby was a regular on College Scoreboard and Wide World of Sports with the world as her office. Heartbreakingly, the dream ended, and the single mother went into survival mode.

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“This lively tale of a tough, canny, driven single mom who blazed a trail in sports broadcasting not only settles some scores but shares tips on how to make it without losing your humanity.”

Robert lipsyte, Former new york times sports columnist

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Andrea Kirby

If you're a sports fan of a certain age, you probably know Andrea Kirby's voice. From her roots in Alabama, she became a pioneering woman in sports broadcasting, reporting from around the globe on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" in the '70s. From there, she changed jobs to become a media coach for athletes and coaches, becoming known in some circles as "the athlete whisperer."

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