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Katerina Zarkas

Finding a Path in Sports Media, with Katerina Zarkas

Episode 125

As a child, Katerina Zarkas dreamed of being a sports announcer – but she never really thought it’d be in the cards for her. The only people she ever saw covering sports on TV were men spotlighting professional athletics.


However, emboldened by her own dreams, encouraging mom, and supportive father, Katerina pursued a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sports Studies at the University of Southern California.


Fast forward after a few years of hard work, Katerina started her career at Fox Sports and then moved on to work at E! Entertainment, the Style Network, myNetworkTV, DirectTV, and the NFL Network. Today, she’s an Emmy Award-winning sports producer.


Throughout her journey at these different networks, she encountered personal and professional changes: getting married, having two kids, and transitioning from a full-time employee to a freelance producer.


Despite all the changes, Katerina always strives to exemplify a confident, professional, and dedicated mother for her kids.


In this episode of Money Loves Women, join Dr. Deborah Ekstrom and Katerina Zarkas to learn about women in sports media, balancing work and family, transitioning from full-time employment to freelance status, and the importance of early financial literacy. 


Topics Discussed:

  • Women in journalism
  • Sports media
  • Finding your way
  • Immigrant families
  • Work-life balance
  • Freelance work
  • Early financial literacy
  • 401K matches
  • Consumer debt



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