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Trio of women football broadcasters appointed to SJA committee

7 May 2019

Trio of women football broadcasters appointed to SJA committee

From left to right: Karthi Gnanasegaram, Natalie Pirks and Benny Bonsu have all been appointed to the SJA committee

A trio of prominent women football broadcasters - Karthi Gnanasegaram, Natalie Pirks and Benny Bonsu - have been appointed to the Sports Journalists' Association (SJA) general committee.

Karthi is a long-time member and supporter of the SJA, both as a judge in the writing awards but also as part of a Question Time to discuss diversity in sports journalism.

She works for the BBC and IMG and also, away from sport, also presents on Classic FM.

Natalie is BBC’s sports news correspondent and was short-listed at the SJA Journalism Awards in the Broadcast Sports Journalist of the year category.

Benny has just been appointed the first editorial lead of women’s sport on givemesport.com. She is a TV presenter, one of the first women to cover NBA basketball, and a member of BCOMS, the black sports media collective.

The trio are joined on a new-look committee by Jon Holmes, founder of Sports Media LGBT+ and home page editor of Sky Sports Digital, whilst Leon Mann, founder of BCOMS and the mastermind behind the DWORD conferences, has been appointed vice-chair.

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