DM Zone – Reporter Lisa Olsen

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Lisa Olson is an American sportswriter. Her work has been featured in the anthology, “The Best American Sports Writing”. She was previously a sports columnist for the New York Daily News, and the first-ever female sports columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald. Lisa also was a national columnist for AOL’s FanHouse sports website, and the first woman in Sporting News’ 120-year history to write the magazine’s monthly back page. She has covered sports stories in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Japan, China, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. In 1990, while working at the Boston Herald, she claimed that she had been sexually harassed by New England Patriots football players in the team’s locker room. Lisa sued the team, and the players involved were punished. The incident is considered a watershed moment for women in sports journalism. I am lucky enough to call her my cousin, and a great friend.

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