Raw stories, breakout stars: What makes Olympics so special

Feb. 8, 2018

Laura Okmin is co-hosting Westwood One’s “Today in PyeongChang,” a nightly two-hour live broadcast that will air during the network’s exclusive national radio coverage of the Winter Olympics. Okmin spoke with The Post’s Justin Terranova about her Olympic experience and what makes covering the Games special.

A Training Camp That Arms Female Broadcasters For The World Of Sports

November 28, 2017

Fox Sports’ Laura Okmin prepares women to navigate an uneven playing field.

WHY CAM MATTERS And why the fallout is even uglier than his words

November 06, 2017

By Laura Okmin
FOX SPORTS Broadcaster
Founder of GALvanize – A company for women in sports

I couldn’t sleep last night. It’s hard to sleep when for the past dozen or so hours you’ve been called a c*nt, a b*itch and much, much worse. (I didn’t even know there WAS worse). I appreciated every wonderful person who reached out to me and said, “Don’t take any of those vile responses you’re getting personally.” But it’s hard to feel so much rage directed at you – and not take it personally. It FEELS very personal.

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Explores the Challenges Facing Female Sports Reporters

August 22, 2016

At first glance, it may seem like a golden age for women sports reporters, with prominent roles covering the world’s biggest leagues and events, appearances on talk shows and everything in-between. But as REAL SPORTS correspondent Jon Frankel finds, this unprecedented visibility has brought unprecedented challenges. He hears first-hand how many female reporters wage a daily battle against being pushed to exploit their femininity, while at the same time having their credibility questioned by sports fans, even as they struggle for equal acceptance in this still male-dominated industry.

Q&A with Laura Okmin

August 8, 2016

This week we’re featuring FOX Sports host, anchor, and reporter Laura Okmin.  Okmin has covered some of the biggest events in sports, including over 10 Super Bowls, 2 Olympics, and multiple NBA Finals, World Series and All-Star games.  Now she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor, and prepare the next generation of women in sports media with her new sports broadcasting bootcamp called GALvanize.  Read on to find out what she thinks is most rewarding part of founding GALVANIZE and how sports media has evolved for women since she got her start two decades ago.

Laura Okmin

July 24, 2017

Fox Sports’ fantastic sideline reporter knows what it is to be belittled based upon gender (“You’ll be told for the rest of your career that you don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re not that hot”), so she’s devoted herself to helping others find their voices.

Good for GALvanize and Falcons

 June 5, 2017

You might be familiar with Laura Okmin, the veteran reporter who currently is a sideline and feature reporter for the NFL on FOX. Six years ago, she began a program called GALvanize, a series of bootcamps and workshops to teach aspiring female broadcasters the tools and skills needed to pursue a career in sports journalism. When she started in the business some 25 years ago, there was no support system like this in place for young women navigating a male-dominated business—so she created one.

Group focuses on empowering women

January 22, 2017

You might be familiar with Laura Okmin, the veteran reporter who currently is a sideline and feature reporter for the NFL on FOX. Six years ago, she began a program called GALvanize, a series of bootcamps and workshops to teach aspiring female broadcasters the tools and skills needed to pursue a career in sports journalism. When she started in the business some 25 years ago, there was no support system like this in place for young women navigating a male-dominated business—so she created one.

Okmin holds camps for young reporters

July 16, 2016

Young, attractive female sideline reporters are as much a part of NFL game days as an officiating crew, coin flip, and video replay. If anything, television networks are going for even younger. Just ask Atlanta’s Pam Oliver, the veteran reporter who lost her prime-time Fox gig to Erin Andrews in 2014.

FOX’s Laura Okmin Partners with Vikings for GALvanize Boot Camp

June 23, 2016

NFL reporter Laura Okmin created her GALvanize foundation and penned the above tagline after spending years as a successful reporter but noticing one thing: the lack of a strong network of women.

“I always thought that women learning to empower themselves will change your life, but women empowering other women changes the game,” Okmin told Vikings.com.

Female Sportscasters Feel Staying On Defensive Is Part Of The Job

March 12, 2016

Women sportscasters are heartened by the jury verdict this week that awarded their colleague Erin Andrews $55 million.

A Week in the Life of a Sideline Reporter for the NFL on Fox

March 18, 2015

For the NFL on Fox’s Laura Okmin, one of the true joys of being a journalist comes from the relationships with players and coaches that develop over years, not weeks.