SiriusXM today announced that it has signed groundbreaking sports journalist Christine Brennan and former professional tennis player Rennae Stubbs to host a new weekly show that will air nationwide on the Dan Patrick Radio channel on SiriusXM (channel 211).
On Game Changers, which is produced in collaboration with the Aurora Games and which will debut on September 19th and air every Wednesday (6-8 pm ET), Brennan and Stubbs, along with their high profile guests, will team up to add an insightful perspective to the world of sports talk. As a leading journalist and successful professional athlete, the pair brings two uniquely experienced and resolute voices to a program that will cover women’s sports and also examine the headline topics in the larger sports world that affect and interest woman and girls everywhere, whether they be fans, professional athletes, or parents and kids involved in youth sports.
The show will also preview next year’s inaugural Aurora Games, a multi-sport, multi-country, multi-day event – showcasing the best in women’s sports, entertainment and culture – taking place on August 20-25, 2019.
“When the opportunity to host Game Changers came along I knew it was something I wanted to do,” said Brennan. “The timing for a show like this is perfect and I’m looking forward to working with SiriusXM and Rennae to discuss a wide variety of sports topics each week, including looking ahead to the upcoming Aurora Games.”
“As a professional athlete and long-time fan of all sports, Game Changers offers me a platform to talk about the things that I know sports fans around the world are interested in discussing,” said Stubbs. “Being able to do that with Christine will make it a thrill every week.”
“Christine and Rennae are two dynamic and bold voices who provide a valuable perspective on sports,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “We are thrilled to be teaming them up on SiriusXM, where they will have a platform to reach listeners from coast to coast. Game Changers is an outstanding and welcome addition to our lineup.”
“We are excited to partner with SiriusXM on this ground breaking show,” said Aurora Games founder and Executive Producer Jerry Solomon. “The Aurora Games is all about the changing landscape for women’s sports and Game Changers will have its finger on the pulse of that change.”
Subscribers nationwide can listen to Game Changers on the Dan Patrick Radio channel, which is available nationwide on SiriusXM radios (channel 211), on the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.com and at home on a wide variety of connected devices. The show will also be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app and at SiriusXM.ca.
Christine Brennan has been a leading voice on some of the most controversial and important issues in sports. She is an award-winning national sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator for ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour and NPR, a best-selling author and nationally-known speaker. Twice named one of the country’s top 10 sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors, she has covered the last 18 Olympic Games, summer and winter. Brennan was the first woman sports writer at The Miami Herald in 1981, the first woman to cover Washington’s NFL team as a staff writer at The Washington Post in 1985, and the first president of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM).
Rennae Stubbs won four Grand Slam doubles titles and two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She achieved the world No.1 ranking in doubles and she represented Australia at four successive Summer Olympic Games: Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008. Stubbs transitioned from her playing days into a successful television career as a commentator and host for several TV networks including ESPN, Tennis Channel and Channel Seven Australia. She also worked as an analyst at the 2012 London and the 2016 Rio Olympics for NBC.