Here at Chrome City, we pride ourselves in having ultra-creative and inspiring homies throughout the Chicago area. Each week, the Chrome Chronicle (our news outlet) will share a little bit about these incredible people and why we are excited to feature them as our #ChromeHomie.
Let us introduce our Homie, Sarah.
Sarah Spain of ESPN
Q: Explain your job position.
A: I'm a multi-hyphenate at ESPN, dividing my time between gigs as an ESPN Radio host, SportsCenter reporter and espnW.com writer.
Q: What inspires and motivates you?
A: My dream job has always been to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live and I spent several years studying at the Second City conservatory in Los Angeles, so nearly all of my work is approached with a comedic eye. When I'm not working in the spaces where sports and comedy connect, I'm motivated to shine a light on deeper issues, like sexism in the sports industry, exposure for female athletes and domestic violence issues in pro sports.
Q: How did you end up in Chicago?
A: I grew up in the northern burbs and went to college at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After college I moved back to Chicago for a few months to save up money and then drove out to LA to pursue a career in acting. A few years in, I took a detour into sports, started focusing on a career in the industry and, in 2008, decided to move back to Chicago to cover the teams I'd grown up watching.
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Chicago?
A: So many things! It's the best sports town in the world, for one! But also the genuine, kind, fun people and the amazing cultural and dining opportunities.
Q: What is your experience with Alex?
A: I first met Alex when she did the PR for my fiance's annual TheHeckler.com "Next Year Day." I really dig her energy and creativity and have loved learning about Avanse, the charity for which she did PR for.
Thanks for being a Chrome Homie, Sarah!