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Brent Musburger releases statement on death of Phyllis George

Brent Musburger releases statement on death of Phyllis George”

The former Miss America pageant victor and pioneering sportscaster, passed away Friday "following a long struggle with a blood disorder", according to reports.

A family spokeswoman told several news outlets over the weekend that she died in a hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

She also covered some big horse races, including the Belmont Stakes.

George, who won the Miss America pageant in 1971, was hired at CBS as an National Football League reporter in 1974 - which made her the first woman sportscaster to do so at a major network.

Brown owned Kentucky Fried Chicken and the NBA's Boston Celtics and served as the governor of Kentucky.

Originally from Denton, Texas, George attended the University of North Texas for three years, then went to Texas Christian University after earning a scholarship as Miss Texas in 1970. Pilson said it was "her openness and enthusiasm that made her a valuable contributor". "I thought there was a role for her, as somebody who could talk to guys who knew something about sports". She was initially recruited to CBS in 1974 and was hired to anchor its Morning News program 11 years later, following her departure from The NFL Today.

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"Phyllis George paved the way for thousands of women to enter the sports media", Brennan tweeted Saturday evening, adding, "She was a kind and gracious role model". In his own tributary message, current Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear praised George's influence as First Lady, acknowledging her work to promote artists and renovate the state's historic governor's mansion. She made everything look so easy.

"Life is what you make it", George said in 1985 (via CNN). Among the people she interviewed was former first lady Nancy Reagan. She created "Phyllis George Beauty" in 2003. "RIP Phyllis. Irv Cross and I will miss you dearly".

Phyllis George, one of the first nationally prominent female sportscasters on American television, has died in Lexington, Ky., following a long illness.

"For many, Mom was known by her incredible accomplishments as the pioneering female sportscaster, 50th Miss America and first lady". And she is a respected humanitarian.

"Just as Kentucky embraced Phyllis for the glamour and graciousness she extended to everyone she met, she wholeheartedly embraced Kentucky for its people, its artisans, and its natural scenic beauty", a death notice by the family says.



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