Melanie Newman Becomes First Female Broadcaster In Orioles History
Tuesday’s O’s game against the Miami Marlins may have lacked the thousands of fans players are used to, but it did have one very significant individual watching them from inside Camden Yards.
From inside the broadcaster’s booth, Melanie Newman made history by becoming the Orioles franchise’s first female broadcaster to call a regular season game. Newman made her announcing debut on the Orioles Radio Network alongside Geoff Arnold.
She joins three other current female broadcasters in the MLB: Jenny Cavnar from the Rockies, Suzyn Waldman from the Yankee’s, and Jessica Mendoza from ESPN.
GO MELANIE – we’re cheering you on from behind our television screens👏👏
Tonight, @MelanieLynneN becomes the fourth active female game broadcaster in Major League Baseball and the first female broadcaster in franchise history to call play-by-play for a regular season game.— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) August 5, 2020
Congratulations, Melanie! pic.twitter.com/KXUHGFMD6G
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