Jeannine Edwards: ESPN Reporter (Video)

January 3, 2011

Have you met Jeannine Edwards? Does her name sound familiar? Of course it dos she is a sports sideline reporter for ESPN and the same reporter that was in the middle of a mess involving ESPN announcer Ron Franklin when he called her sweetcakes and a-hole. Find out about that terrible incident that cost him his job plus check out Jeannine’s biography, photos and video below. (The reporters on these pictures are not Jeannine but you can see her picture in our awesome links in our story).


Jeannine Edwards’ incident with the veteran ESPN announcer started on Friday when both were scheduled to be on the Chick-fil-A Bowl where Rod Gilmore and Ed Cunningham would also be. Rod, married to Marie, recently was named Alameda’s Mayor, the three men were discussing it on the show, but when Jeannine put her input in the conversation she received a not so pleasant and disrespectful response by Franklin.

“Why don’t you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes.” he said, where Edwards responded, “don’t call me sweetcakes, I don’t like being talked to like that.” And after that he said, “okay then, a–hole.”

Jeannine immediately reported the incident to her superiors who started an investigation. It was confirmed that he said those things to her but because everything happened so close to the Chick-fil-A-Bowl, nobody could fill in for him, but it has been said that Dave Lamont will be replacing him on his radio show for the Fiesta Bowl.

Jeannine Edwards was born on Tenafly, New Jersey she is a well known and respectful sideline reporter for ESPN. She was named among the Top 10 females sportscasters not to mention a reporter with the most amazing blue eyes. During her teenage years and before getting involved in reporting she was seen on the horse track, not reporting but riding as a jockey. She became a trainer and horse owner afterward. ESPN came to her life in 1995 where she has been seen as a studio analyst at their own National Best 7, many years went by for Jeannine to be seen covering college football,horse races and college basketball games as well as a host on the Sports Center Morning show 1st Take. Horse races and the Belmont Stakes in particular is where the work done on Jeannine’s side that granted her the Eclipse Award on 2009 on BBC and once again horse races for ESPN gave her an Emmy nomination for her stupendous work at the Breeders Cup.

About her romantic life it was rumored that she is married to a former jockey, but no more info about his name or if they have any children, Do you know anything about that? I remember that about a year or so ago she was rumored to allegedly have something more than professional connections to Billy Gillispie, weird thing is that he was extremely rude to her and even said her interview questions were dumb, although he apologized to her later.

Share all of your comments about the Edwards vs. Franklin sweetcakes episode and tell us what do you think bout her, but don’t forget to check out the photos and video below.

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2 Responses to “Jeannine Edwards: ESPN Reporter (Video)”

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    Kathy Says:

    I am appalled at this entire situation. What Franklin said to her would not have been a problem had it been said to a man. Being 61 years old and having worked all my life with men, if one handles this type of thing with humor, the female gets promoted for doing her job and being able to handle everything thrown at her. Now an excellent male sportscaster lost his job and a female with much less knowledge gets to stay on. A travesty.

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    Joe Says:

    Kathy you are wrong. Jeannine is an athlete who has worked as jockey and trainer prior to reporting for ESPN. Franklin is a pompous over the hill hign school has been. ESPN did well to get rid of this sexist over paid blow hard.