Anne Doyle first made her mark nationally in 1978 as one of the first women hired in the U.S. as a major market television sports anchor and reporter for CBS-TV in Detroit. But she broke through an even bigger barrier for women when she became one of the first female reporters to gain access to locker rooms for male athletes. More specifically: hot and sweaty male athletes, often in varying states of dress and undress and not entirely thrilled with a woman invading their jock emporium.
At the time, Doyle had 10 years of experience under her belt as a TV news reporter and was also the daughter of Detroit sports broadcasting legend Vince Doyle. But nothing could have prepared her for the verbal assault from the prince of petulance: outfielder Kirk Gibson... Former sports anchor, Ford manager says women need to take the next step (Wed, 3/2)