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America's Cup: Top journalist Suzanne McFadden wins supreme sports award

by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ 13 Jun 20:12 PDT 14 June 2021
Suzanne McFadden at the America's Cup Hall of Fame Induction - March 2021 © Luca Butto'

Suzanne McFadden has been instrumental in the upsurge in coverage of women's sport in this country and was recently named New Zealand sport journalist of the year, and winner of the prestigious Sir Terry McLean award. She's also had a long association with sailing, having reported on the sport since the early 1990s.

Suzanne has covered many America's Cups writing several profiles on key Cup personalities in the 36AC

Suzanne writes almost exclusively about women’s sport these days, and talks in this podcast about a range of topics from quotas in professional sailing to the dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle for top athletes and what more can be done to shine a light on females. She also dives into a number of stories from reporting on sailing, like the time Team New Zealand tried to influence her, how Peter Blake became synonymous with red socks, her run-in with Chris Dickson and the story behind the split in Team New Zealand in the early 2000s.

Here she talks with Yachting New Zealand's Michael Brown in YNZ's Broadreach Radio series

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