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National sportswriter Brennan to speak at chamber meeting
Brennan, a Toledo native, has also written seven books and is a leading expert on the Olympics and women’s sports issues. She has covered 14 consecutive Olympic Games, summer and winter.
Brennan is the nation's most widely read female sports columnist. She was the first woman sports writer at The Miami Herald (1981) and the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins as a staff writer at The Washington Post (1985).
Her 2006 sports memoir, Best Seat in the House, set in Toledo, is the first father-daughter memoir written by a sports writer. Her 1996 best-seller, Inside Edge, was named one of the top 100 sports books of all-time by Sports Illustrated.
She broke the news of the pairs figure skating scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Her USA Today column in April 2002 on Augusta National Golf Club triggered the debate on the club's lack of female members. In December 2002, Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus section named her one of golf's 12 heroes of the year.
Brennan, a 1976 graduate of Ottawa Hills High School, is a member of the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement. She has received honorary degrees from Tiffin University in Ohio and the University of Toledo.
The chamber has also scheduled its annual steak roast for Thursday, September 22 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to Sarah at 419-693-5580.
Tucker is a Lakota High School graduate.