As captain of the Emerson College softball team in 2018, alumna Jill Gearin ’18 was taking the swings, and shortly after graduating she hit upon hardball history. As the director of broadcasting and media relations for the Visalia (CA) Rawhide team, a Class A-affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Gearin became the third female ever to be a broadcaster for a minor league baseball team.
Since Gearin was hired, the ranks of female broadcasters in the minor leagues have already grown. Check out this Boston Herald article Six Women Broadcasters Making History in Minor League Baseball.
As a journalism major and sports communication minor, Gearin participated in the College’s Red Sox Radio Internship program, which provided crucial professional experience that led to landing her job.
Recently, Gearin spoke with Emerson Productions about Emerson College and her professional career: