Michiana's First Female Sports Reporter was Jewish
We recently posted a tribute to our very own Posi Tucker, Michiana's first female sports reporter and all around renaissance woman.
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One story you may have missed is our tribute to Posi Tucker, a good friend to many in our community with an interesting professional background appropriate for the month of March Madness.
This is Posi Tucker, the first woman sportscaster in Michiana – and possibly Indiana -- conducting her first television interview with Notre Dame basketball player Bill Hanzlik with coach Digger Phelps looking on.
Posi started at WSBT in 1976. Hanzlik was a freshman and it was his first interview, too, as a Notre Dame player. He went on to play for the Seattle Supersonics and the Denver Nuggets.
Posi stayed in sportscasting until 1984, ending her career at WNDU. She has stayed in touch with Hanzlik and even attended his wedding. He now directs the Gold Crown Foundation, which is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of Colorado's children through athletics and education.
What a trailblazer Posi was!
Did you know Posi is also a proud graduate of the first class at Indiana University South Bend? Click here to read another tribute to Posi written for IUSB’s Foundations magazine, and see where Posi’s career took her after sports reporting!