Thu. Apr 18th, 2019

Women Make History In Super Bowl Pregame

“Gellman said the broadcast didn’t feel monumental to her because she is used to working next to Malino.”

That Other Pregame Show is usually relegated to CBS Sports Network. On Super Bowl Sunday though, it was elevated to CBS as part of the pregame coverage.

The show made some history according to Richard Deitsch of The Athletic. With Deb Gellman serving as lead producer, Linda Malino in the director’s chair, and Amy Trask as its lead analyst, Sunday’s edition of That Other Pregame Show was the first time a network NFL pregame show was led by women in all of those roles.

Gellman said the broadcast didn’t feel monumental to her because she is used to working next to Malino. What did stand out to her was the number of women she saw during the week in Atlanta.

“The great part of this week in Atlanta for me was to look around our production meetings and see that I am no longer the only woman in the room,” Gellman told Deitsch. “It looks a lot different than the production meetings I sat in 18 years ago at Super Bowl XXXV.”