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Christine Brennan

USA Today Sports Columnist, Television Analyst and Best-selling Author

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Christine Brennan Biography

Award-winning journalist Christine Brennan - USA Today sports columnist, author of the best-selling figure skating book Inside Edge and television sports analyst - is a leading voice on the Olympics, international sports, women's sports and other sports issues.

Brennan's column in USA Today makes her the most widely read female sports columnist in the nation. Her new sports memoir, Best Seat in the House: A Father, A Daughter, A Journey Through Sports, (Lisa Drew Books/ Scribner) is the first father-daughter memoir written by a sports writer.

Brennan is an on-air commentator for ABC News and ESPN, reporting for the networks from the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, and the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Salt Lake City and Torino, as well as other sports venues. Brennan has appeared on a variety of network and cable shows over the past decade including ESPN's SportsCenter, Nightline, Good Morning America, World News Tonightand NBC's Today Show.

Brennan also is a commentator on NPR's Morning Edition and appears on Fox Sports Radio. Her sports commentaries appear online at usatoday.com

Brennan broke the news of the pairs figure skating scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. Her USA Today column in April 2002 on Augusta National Golf Club triggered the debate on the club's lack of female members. In December 2002, Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus section named her one of golf's 12 heroes of the year.

Brennan became the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins in 1985 as a staff writer at The Washington Post. She wrote for the Post from 1984-1996, covering the Olympics and international sports from many nations, including Cuba and the former Soviet Union. Brennan has covered 12 consecutive Olympic Games, starting with the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Prior to joing the Post, Brennan was the first full-time woman sports writer at The Miami Herald, where she worked from 1981-1984.

The author of six books, Brennan has won the Women's Sports Foundation's journalism award four times. Her 1996 book Inside Edge was named one of the top 100 sports books of all-time by Sports Illustrated in December 2002.

Her 1998 book Edge of Glory won an Ohioana Library Association book award.

In 2001 and again in 2003, she was named one of the nation's top 10 sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors in the category of the nation's largest newspapers.

In 1993, Brennan was named the Capital Press Women's "Woman of Achievement." She was honored as the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's 2002 Reed Sarralt Distinguished Lecturer and received the U.S. Sports Academy's 2002 Media Award. She won the 2003 Jake Wade Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America for outstanding media contribution to intercollegiate athletics. In 2005, she won the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators' Honor Award. She also is a member of the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Journalists' Hall of Fame.

A native of Toledo, Ohio Brennan was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1995.

In 1988, Brennan was elected the first president of the Association for Women in Sports Media. As president of the nationwide organization, she initiated a scholarship-internship program for college-age women that now honors eight students annually. She was named AWSM's 2004 Pioneer Award winner.

Brennan received undergraduate and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University in 1980 and 1981, respectively. She was inducted into Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement in April 2004. She is a member of Northwestern's Council of One Hundred, a mentoring program for women.

Brennan also is a nationally known speaker who gives more than a dozen talks annually to colleges and institutions. She lives in Washington D.C.

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Best Seat in the House: A Father, a Daughter, a Journey Through Sports

Best Seat in the House: A Father, a Daughter, a Journey Through Sports

Champions on Ice: Twenty-Five Years of the World's Finest Figure Skaters

Champions on Ice: Twenty-Five Years of the World's Finest Figure Skaters

Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals

Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals

Inside Edge: A Revealing Journey into the Secret World of Figure Skating

Inside Edge: A Revealing Journey into the Secret World of Figure Skating

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    Christine Brennan writes columns on national and international sports issues for USA Today. She's also a commentator for ABC News, PBS NewsHour and ...

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    Speaking fees for Christine Brennan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christine Brennan are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christine Brennan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christine Brennan speak about?

    Christine Brennan is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Women Legends, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does Christine Brennan travel from?

    Christine Brennan generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christine Brennan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christine Brennan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christine Brennan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christine Brennan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Christine Brennan Biography

Award-winning journalist Christine Brennan - USA Today sports columnist, author of the best-selling figure skating book Inside Edge and television sports analyst - is a leading voice on the Olympics, international sports, women's sports and other sports issues.

Brennan's column in USA Today makes her the most widely read female sports columnist in the nation. Her new sports memoir, Best Seat in the House: A Father, A Daughter, A Journey Through Sports, (Lisa Drew Books/ Scribner) is the first father-daughter memoir written by a sports writer.

Brennan is an on-air commentator for ABC News and ESPN, reporting for the networks from the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, and the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Salt Lake City and Torino, as well as other sports venues. Brennan has appeared on a variety of network and cable shows over the past decade including ESPN's SportsCenter, Nightline, Good Morning America, World News Tonightand NBC's Today Show.

Brennan also is a commentator on NPR's Morning Edition and appears on Fox Sports Radio. Her sports commentaries appear online at usatoday.com

Brennan broke the news of the pairs figure skating scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. Her USA Today column in April 2002 on Augusta National Golf Club triggered the debate on the club's lack of female members. In December 2002, Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus section named her one of golf's 12 heroes of the year.

Brennan became the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins in 1985 as a staff writer at The Washington Post. She wrote for the Post from 1984-1996, covering the Olympics and international sports from many nations, including Cuba and the former Soviet Union. Brennan has covered 12 consecutive Olympic Games, starting with the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Prior to joing the Post, Brennan was the first full-time woman sports writer at The Miami Herald, where she worked from 1981-1984.

The author of six books, Brennan has won the Women's Sports Foundation's journalism award four times. Her 1996 book Inside Edge was named one of the top 100 sports books of all-time by Sports Illustrated in December 2002.

Her 1998 book Edge of Glory won an Ohioana Library Association book award.

In 2001 and again in 2003, she was named one of the nation's top 10 sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors in the category of the nation's largest newspapers.

In 1993, Brennan was named the Capital Press Women's "Woman of Achievement." She was honored as the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's 2002 Reed Sarralt Distinguished Lecturer and received the U.S. Sports Academy's 2002 Media Award. She won the 2003 Jake Wade Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America for outstanding media contribution to intercollegiate athletics. In 2005, she won the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators' Honor Award. She also is a member of the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Journalists' Hall of Fame.

A native of Toledo, Ohio Brennan was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1995.

In 1988, Brennan was elected the first president of the Association for Women in Sports Media. As president of the nationwide organization, she initiated a scholarship-internship program for college-age women that now honors eight students annually. She was named AWSM's 2004 Pioneer Award winner.

Brennan received undergraduate and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University in 1980 and 1981, respectively. She was inducted into Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement in April 2004. She is a member of Northwestern's Council of One Hundred, a mentoring program for women.

Brennan also is a nationally known speaker who gives more than a dozen talks annually to colleges and institutions. She lives in Washington D.C.

Christine Brennan Videos

  • Chatting with Christine Brennan: #ITonya, OAR and the IOC
    Margot Robbie and Allison Janney continue to rack up award nominations for their portrayals of Tonya Harding and LaVona Golden in I, Tonya....
  • 2017 Hall of Fame Induction - Christine Brennan Speech
    Honorary inductee Christine Brennan speaks at the 2017 Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Christine Brennan Books

FAQs on booking Christine Brennan

  • How do I book Christine Brennan to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Christine Brennan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Christine Brennan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Christine Brennan or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Christine Brennan

    Speaking fees for Christine Brennan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christine Brennan are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christine Brennan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christine Brennan speak about?

    Christine Brennan is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Women Legends, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does Christine Brennan travel from?

    Christine Brennan generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christine Brennan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christine Brennan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christine Brennan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christine Brennan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Christine Brennan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Christine Brennan for your event is available upon request. Christine Brennan generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Myung Sun Choi, Beth Brooke, Chris Nowinski, Joe Nocera and Paula Broadwell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christine Brennan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Christine Brennan Speaker Videos

  • Chatting with Christine Brennan: #ITonya, OAR and the IOC
    Margot Robbie and Allison Janney continue to rack up award nominations for their portrayals of Tonya Harding and LaVona Golden in I, Tonya. Award-winning journalist Christine Brennan wrote a...
    2017 Hall of Fame Induction - Christine Brennan Speech
    Honorary inductee Christine Brennan speaks at the 2017 Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Christine Brennan News

  • Christine Brennan

    Christine Brennan writes columns on national and international sports issues for USA Today. She's also a commentator for ABC News, PBS NewsHour and ...

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