MLB’s first-ever female primary play-by-play announcer says her role opens ‘door for the next generation’

Jenny Cavnar is in a league of her own.

Jenny Cavnar is in a league of her own.

Last week, Cavnar was named the primary play-by-play announcer for the Oakland A’s, making her the first woman to hold such a position in Major League Baseball history.

Cavnar will pair up with her broadcast partner, former A’s pitcher Dallas Braden, to bring fans all of the action for the 2024 season on NBC Sports California. While her new position is historic, the announcer is quick to point out that there are other women in media in baseball, including Suzyn Waldman, who works on New York Yankees radio broadcasts, Melanie Newman who does TV coverage with the Baltimore Orioles and Jessica Mendoza with ESPN and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“We’re chipping away ... at just kind of opening that door for the next generation and really having the idea that representation matters,” she said Friday on "TODAY."

“The next generation of girls is going to have something to look at, that there’s lots of jobs in sports.”

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