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EP 69: Erica L Ayala

Erica L Ayala is Founder of Black Rosie Media

Erica L Ayala is Founder of Black Rosie Media, an organization with a focus on empowering Black women and melanated people in sports media, who identify, amplify, and support emerging creators in sports media.

Erica is a multimedia sports journalist, and her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, and more.

She covered her first Winter Olympics in 2022 in Beijing, China.

She is the first Black & Latina broadcaster in the Premier Hockey Federation (and the former National Women’s Hockey League), and she is believed to be the first Black Woman to call an NHL game.

We Discussed:

  • How sports and hockey entered her life
  • Her role in the sport of hockey specifically
  • How hockey as a sport can become more approachable
  • What she has done within the Premier Hockey Federation (and formerly the National Women’s Hockey League)
  • HOT TAKE: who she thinks will win this year’s PHF Isobel Cup Championship
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