"Say yes! If you can’t do it they’ll tap you on the shoulder and get you gone, but just say yes. Experience it and work hard and be curious and do your thing, say yes."
This week's TENNIS.com Podcast features award-winning broadcaster Mary Carillo. After a playing career that saw her reach No. 31 in the world, Carillo fell into commentating by happenstance, and then jumped into the new career headfirst in 1980.
Carillo on set with Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2016. (Camerawork USA)
She has appeared on Tennis Channel, Amazon Prime, ESPN, NBC, CBS and many more, covering primarily tennis, but also Olympic events like figure skating, luge, skiing, marathon swimming and practically everything else. Not stopping at two-legged athletes, Carillo loves covering animal shows, too, including the upcoming AKC National Championship Dog Show on Animal Planet.
Carillo covers a lot of ground this episode including how she got her start in the business, her advice to aspiring broadcasters, who made her the most starstruck, why she's not on social media and a lot, lot more.
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