Sarah Spain is the host of Spain and Company, a three-hour show every Monday-Friday from 6-9 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio. In addition, Spain is a columnist for espnW, a SportsCenter reporter and host of the That’s What She Said podcast. Since joining ESPN in 2010 Spain has contributed to other programs and platforms at the network including, The Dan Le Batard Show, Around the Horn and more. She has been a primary voice on ESPN Radio, having co-hosted Spain and Fitz (Jan. 2018 – May 2019), as well as ESPN Radio’s first all-women program, espnW Presents: The Trifecta (2016 – 2017) and also co-hosted Izzy and Spain (Sep. 2016 – Nov. 2017) Prior to joining ESPN, Spain wrote a popular sports blog on ChicagoNow.com, acted as a recurring guest host of ChicagoNow radio on WGN AM-720 and was a freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune Red Eye. Sarah was also a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network and hosted the Coors Light Fantasy Players Minute, an online fantasy football show.
Outside of her work in sports media, Spain is involved in various charitable organizations, including the Chicago chapter of After School Matters and the Better Boys Foundation. She is also an advocate for animal rescue and has three rescue dogs of her own.
Spain has been a vocal advocate for female empowerment throughout her career. She has used her platform in the sports media industry to highlight the experiences of women in sports and to call attention to the gender disparities that still exist within the industry.
Spain has spoken out about issues such as the gender pay gap in sports, the lack of representation of women in leadership positions, and the prevalence of sexism and harassment in the industry. She has also worked to elevate the voices of female athletes, coaches, and executives through her reporting and commentary.
Spain has also been open about her own experiences with sexism and discrimination, both in the sports industry and in other areas of her life. By sharing her own story, she has helped to inspire and empower other women to speak out and demand change.
Overall, Spain's advocacy for female empowerment serves as an important reminder that women's voices and experiences are valuable and deserving of equal respect and consideration. Her work helps to push the sports industry and society as a whole toward greater equality and fairness for all.