Kathy McAnally, a Reporter's Reporter

Kathy McAnally poses with her dog, a yellow lab mix.

Kathy McAnally was a pioneer among women covering sports on the national level. hide caption

itoggle caption

Radio reporter Kathy McAnally died last week of cancer at the age of 55. She covered Bay Area sports for NPR going back to the early 1980s, when women were just beginning to invade male locker rooms. She also contributed to a style of radio journalism and documentaries that gave NPR its distinctive sound.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.