Nuggets vs. Raptors Features 1st All-Female Broadcast Team in NBA History

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2021

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TSN made NBA history Wednesday.

As Kyle Irving of NBA.com noted, the broadcast of the game between the Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors featured women holding every on-air role for the first time.

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The NBA has its first ever all-female broadcast in league history for the Nuggets-Raptors game 👏 https://t.co/yGoLm65hsY

Meghan McPeak and Kia Nurse, who is a member of the Canadian National Team and WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, were in the booth. Kayla Grey was on sideline duties, while the combination of Kate Beirness and Amy Audibert hosted the pregame, halftime and postgame shows.

Irving shared comments from Raptors Vice President of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion John Wiggins:

"We wanted to highlight the contributions that women make individually—across so many broadcasts—by bringing them all together. Yes, we're making a point. We hope this leads to more recognition of the many roles women play in pro sports.

"And we especially hope that one of the takeaways from this is for girls at home who see Meghan or Amy or Kayla and think—hey, I could do that. There's a place for me in sports."

McPeak was on play-by-play duties, a role she does for the WNBA's Washington Mystics and the Washington Wizards' G League affiliate Capital City Go-Go.

Nurse is a WNBA All-Star who won two Women's National Basketball League championships.