CBS Sports has announced a prime-time debut next month for a new sports talk show with a difference: The show, “We Need to Talk,” will be hosted, produced and directed entirely by women.
The program is set to roll out Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 10 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. It’s being called the first-ever all-female national weekly sports show.
The announcement notes: “Each week, the ‘We Need to Talk’ panel will feature a core of CBS Sports announcers including Lesley Visser, the highly acclaimed Pro Football Hall of Fame sportscaster in her 40th year covering sports and a trailblazer for women in the industry; Amy Trask, the first female CEO in the National Football League and a contributor for CBS Sports Network’s ‘That Other Pregame Show'; Tracy Wolfson, lead reporter for CBS’s NFL and NCAA Tournament coverage; CBS Sports Radio host and veteran television broadcaster Dana Jacobson; and Allie LaForce, lead reporter for the SEC on CBS.”
Added Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports: “This is a very proud moment for all of us at CBS Sports. A sports show featuring all women is long overdue, and we are thrilled to be able to make television history this fall with the national launch of ‘We Need to Talk.’”