Brenda Brenon

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Brenda Brenon is a former sportscaster.

Early life[edit]

Brenon grew up in the suburbs outside of Buffalo, New York. She was youngest of ten children. She graduated from high school in three years and from Buffalo State College in three as well.[1]

Career[edit]

Buffalo[edit]

In 1985 she was hired by WKBW-TV sports director Jerry Azar as a part-time sports producer. She later moved into an on-camera role reporting on the Buffalo Sabres. During her tenure at Channel 7, Brenon was credited with breaking the story about Clint Malarchuk's obsessive compulsive disorder.[1]

National work[edit]

In 1994, Brenon worked as an interviewer for NBC's coverage of the NHL All-Star Game. She also worked as an interviewer for the NHL on ABC and ESPN National Hockey Night.[1]

Boston[edit]

Brenon married Boston Globe hockey writer Kevin Paul DuPont in August 1994. She resigned from Channel 7 shortly thereafter to move to Boston with her husband.[2]

In 1995, Brenon began writing for the Boston Globe. She was also hired to serve as one of six rotating anchors for NewSport's Scoreboard Central.[3][4]

In September 1995, she was hired by NESN to host the network's Boston Bruins telecasts.[5] She would also do feature pieces for its Front Row program.[6] On July 31, 1997 Brenon was fired by NESN. However, she returned to her job in September after the United States Department of Labor ordered the network to rehire her with back pay under the Family Leave Act, which provides job protection during maternity.[7] Brenon did not return for the 1998–99 Bruins season, as her position of between-periods reporter was eliminated.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pergament, Alan (April 17, 1994). "Brenon Knows Her Hockey ABC's". The Buffalo News. 
  2. ^ Pergament, Alan (August 24, 1994). "Vargas Fits the Bill as New Sportscaster for Channel 4". The Buffalo News. 
  3. ^ Pergament, Alan (May 20, 1995). "Networks Hope Jordan Doesn't Take Ratings With Him". The Buffalo News. 
  4. ^ Craig, Jack (April 23, 1995). "Pitch is on its way Baseball is playing catch-up". The Boston Globe. 
  5. ^ Craig, Jack (September 8, 1995). "Brenon is hosting NESN's schedule". The Boston Globe. 
  6. ^ Craig, Jack (October 1, 1995). "Blackout situation brightens". The Boston Globe. 
  7. ^ Manly, Howard (September 12, 1997). "Focus on Foxboro Game attracts national media's excessive attention". The Boston Globe. 
  8. ^ Baker, Jim (September 18, 1998). "Sox soar, NFL plunges in ratings". Boston Herald.