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Today, Shane is joined by Julie Donaldson, a University of Florida alum and the first full-time on-air female member of an NFL broadcasting team, the Washington Football Team. 🏈 And of course, like every #TuesdayWithBuddy, Buddy Martin of Gator Bait Magazine/The Buddy Martin Show joins the program in the first half. 🐊

Julie Donaldson’s Bio

Donaldson is the Senior VP of Media and Content for the Washington Football Team, and has served as an anchor, host, and reporter for several television networks, and also won the 2001 Miss Florida USA beauty pageant.

In 2006, Donaldson joined SportsNet New York at the network’s inception. She made numerous reports from various sporting events covered by SNY and hosted Mets Weekly, a weekly program recapping New York Mets games, trades, injuries, and other features. She spent two years working for the network from 2006-2007. Donaldson also worked as a TV host for Miami Heat Prior to that, Donaldson co-hosted Sports Rap on Fox Sports Net Florida. Donaldson has also hosted shows on Fox Net Florida and PBS.

In June 2010, Donaldson was employed as a freelance reporter for Comcast Sportsnet’s mid-atlantic network, covering sports stories in the Washington, D.C. area, becoming an anchor in 2010. During her decade-long tenure as a reporter, anchor, and host for NBC Sports Washington, Donaldson covered nearly every team, athlete and major sports story in the region, as well as across national and international sporting events. Donaldson also served as host of several NFL shows and contributed regularly to their other football programs and coverage. In addition to her work with NBC Sports, Donaldson also frequently held on-air roles for NBC Olympic broadcasts. She held four Olympic assignments as a news host during the Olympic games in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.

In July 2020, Donaldson joined the Washington Football Team to be their senior vice president of media and as one of its gameday radio broadcasters, working alongside play by play announcer Bram Weinstein and analyst DeAngelo Hall.

She is the first regular female on-air member of an NFL broadcast team and was named as one of the most powerful and influential women in sports by Sports Illustrated in late 2020. She’ll be on with Shane to talk about she started at Florida and rose to the top.