Karie Ross

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Karie Ross graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Journalism and for the next 15 years experienced an illustrious career in her field: from News Anchor in Oklahoma City, OK to Sports Anchor in Columbus, OH, where she won the Associated Press Award for three years in a row. She then became one of the first female sports anchors on ESPN both for Sportscenter and College Football Gameday. From there she worked as a Sports Anchor in Washington, DC and Miami, FL, where she covered MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL. In 2004, Karie was inducted as a Distinguished Alumni for the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism.

Her activism with environmental causes began when she moved to Detroit after her husband was hired by the Detroit Tigers baseball team. She formed Pennies for Paws, a campaign to save endangered wild tigers. Karie visited Capitol Hill to help renew the “Save the Vanishing Species” stamp with a unanimous vote in the Senate.

Karie’s current positions include serving on the Miss America Board, the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism Board of Visitors, and Recruitment Advisor for Chi Omega Chapters at Babson College and the University of Oklahoma.

One of her first jobs was as a Public Relations representative for the National Cotton Council. She traveled to ten countries appearing on numerous international TV shows.

Karie has always been involved in community service. She was a mentor for "Women of Tomorrow" and has co-chaired events for Jack's Place for Autism raising more than 1.5 million dollars.

Karie has been the keynote speaker for many organizations, talking about her experiences as one of the first female sports anchors at ESPN.