After much speculation, CBS Sports announced Tuesday that they’ll be debuting the first-ever all-female national sports show.
“We Need To Talk” will be hosted, produced, and directed by women. Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce will host the show, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.
“From the moment news of the show spread, the reaction we’ve received has been nothing short of amazing,” CBS Sports president David Berson said in a news release. “We’ve been inundated with notes from women across the industry requesting to join the extraordinary women at CBS Sports to create a fun, unique and informative show for all sports fans.”
“We Need To Talk” also will feature star contributors, including WNBA champions Lisa Leslie and Swin Cash, Olympic medal-winning swimmers Dara Torres and Summer Sanders and NFL Network’s Andrea Kremer.
“This show is intended for all sports fans, men, women everyone,” Berson told For The Win. “The gist of this show, it’s really a sports talk show that features women. It’s not intended to be a women’s sports TV show. And will we discuss social issues and women’s issues? Certainly when warranted, but that’s not the sole focus on the show.”
Visser — who mentioned in the release that she’s been covering sports since media credentials still said “No Women or Children in the Press Box” — said this show has long been a dream of hers.
“I’ve lived quite a bit of firsts in my career, so I know when someone is taking a chance,” Visser said. “And CBS is doing that.”
Photo via Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports Images