Marcia Neville

2006 Inductee

Marcia Neville, the Prep Sports Specialist, began her career as the weekend sports anchor in WNYT in Albany in 1980. Three years later she came to KCNC in Denver to become the first female television sportscaster in Colorado. Her specialty was high school sports, and her hallmark “Skylights” reports give parents and teens reason to be home by 10pm on Fridays to watch highlights of the fall’s big high school football games. Schools, coaches and associations recognize the positive impact that Marcia has had on high school sports, through her genuine interest and unqualified support. Along the way, Marcia became an advocate for female athletes, and in 1993 she co-produced and hosted Colorado Sportswomen, a quarterly series of Emmy award-winning sports specials devoted exclusively to women and girls. Currently, Marcia serves on the advisory board for Sportswomen of Colorado, an organization she’s been supporting for 20 years. She is also active with the Girl Scouts, as the honorary chair (for 9 years now!) of the 5K & 1K Walk/Run; she has been named a Woman of Distinction by the Mile Hi Council for the positive example she sets for today’s girls. Marcia is the recipient of many awards, including multiple Emmy awards, American Women in Radio & TV Gracie Awards, and Women’s Sports Foundation awards.