Who she is: 

Describing herself as a “geeky jock in middle school,” Bonnie Bernstein went on to attend the University of Maryland where she studied journalism, competed in gymnastics, and won an award for academic and athletic excellence. 

What she does: 

Bonnie started her career in Reno, Nevada, as that city’s first female weekday sports anchor. In 1995, she took a job at ESPN and covered sports legends including the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan. She later worked at CBS, where she interviewed the biggest stars in the NFL and NCAA men’s college basketball.

In 2006, Bonnie went back to ESPN as a studio anchor for many of the network’s most popular shows. Three years later, she got her first full-time hosting job for The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio.

Why she's cool: 

Bonnie is the youngest journalist on the American Sportscasters Association’s list of Top 15 All-Time Female Sportscasters. She is also the founder of Velvet Hammer Media, a company dedicated to mentoring aspiring broadcasters.

About being Jewish: 

In 2005, Jewish Women International named Bonnie one of “Ten Jewish Women to Watch.”