Donna Brothers Honored by Sports Illustrated as Year’s ‘Best Sideline Reporter’

by | 12.20.2014 | 9:10am
Donna Brothers

NBC's Donna Brothers was named 2014's “Best Sideline Reporter” in a column by Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch honoring notable members of sports media this year.

Deitsch mentions Brothers' coverage of this year's Breeders' Cup Classic, when she promptly spoke with winning jockey Martin Garcia, offering viewers more insight into a controversial start of the race. “Always smart and prepared with her questions, she's a huge part of a consistently excellent NBC production,” Deitsch wrote.

Other members of racing media were also mentioned as “Studs of the Year.” Kenny Rice's interview with co-owner Steve Coburn after California Chrome's defeat in the Belmont Stakes was described as having “great journalism instincts,” and Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey's post-Belmont discussion was also seen positively – “No screaming, no nonsense, just two broadcasters intelligently discussing the replay.”

Read the full column at ESPN

  • Chuck

    What a true asset Ms Brothers is to our sport. Her insights and professionalism are so appreciated. Well deserved!

    • WILLIAM L. ANTON

      Well said Chuck, she is a true lady and a true professional. I always look forward to what she has to ask the jockey after winning a big race. As you said, “Well deserved.”

  • Amazing! Someone who came into contact with the Time-Warner circus — and didn’t get fired a week before Christmas!

  • Tinky

    Donna is good at her job, and, in my view, one of her best attributes is that she never tries to exceed her role.

    • David Juffet

      Agree great point!

  • David Carrico

    Congratulations Donna, much deserved. From the start you comfortably blended experience, expertise with a natural style. Bravo!

  • Kathy Young

    I look forward to Donna’s interviews “in the saddle.” She gets right to the point and makes the pre- and post-race “news” almost as much fun as the event itself. She is very deserving of the SI honor.

  • David

    Well deserved award; Donna adds a lot to the broadcast.

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