Saving Stories: Pioneering Female Sports Journalist Betty Tevis

Mar 12, 2021

Credit UK Special Collections

March is Women’s History Month and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a 1989 interview with Betty Tevis; one of the first female sports journalists in Kentucky. Betty came to UK to study journalism in the 1940's and was the subject of publicity surrounding a Louisville Courier Journal story about her gaining access to the UK Men's Basketball Team locker room. A Fascinating story and a fascinating woman this week in Saving Stories.