MILWAUKEE – Linda Cohn, ESPN “SportsCenter” host and commentator, and author of Cohn-Head: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking into the Boys’ Club, will be the keynote speaker the Axthelm Memorial Lecture Wednesday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Cohn will present “No-Holds Barred: Breaking into Sports Broadcasting.”
As an innovative sports journalist, Cohn is recognized as one of America’s most successful female sports anchors. Her story allows the audience to see her personally and professionally; her dreams, victories, disappointments, obstacles and her determination.
The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established in 1994 to recognize the life of Pete and his sister, Bonnie. The program awards an annual scholarship to an outstanding Marquette journalism student with an expressed interest in sports journalism. Pete was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and Newsweek. He created ties to Marquette while working on his book, The City Game, which covers the glory and tragedy of New York basketball. While writing and researching his book, Axthelm sought the expertise of such Marquette notables as Al McGuire, Pat Smith and Dean Meminger.
The keynote address is open to the general public. Registration is not required. Cohn will be available for brief media interviews following her address. Media interested in attending the event can contact Joe DiGiovanni, senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication, at (414) 288-6712.