Presenters

The main presenter on WiSP Sports Radio is veteran sports journalist and broadcaster Chris Stafford, President & CEO, who leads a team of women from around the world that produce and host more than  5 million downloads, 1200 episodes across 46 unique shows covering all women’s sports and topics.

Dee Caffari MBE (GBR) is a professional record breaking sailor who writes the Making Waves blog and has presented videos for the Making Waves series.  Dee has sailed around the world five times. She is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times. In 2006 Dee became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world against the prevailing winds and currents and was awarded an MBE in recognition of her achievement. Dee is involved with a number of competitive sailing campaigns and continues to showcase her talents in other arenas such as the media.  She is an inspiring motivational speaker and spends time supporting her chosen charities.  Dee was the Skipper of Turn The Tide in the 2017-8 Volvo Ocean Race.

Tara Campbell (USA) runner and writer hosted Breaking Free, a mini-series of podcasts addressing mental health issues with first hand accounts from guests about dealing with divorce, struggling with eating disorders, addiction, depression, anxiety disorders and post-partum depression and sharing how sport helped them face the world.

Poppy Cleall (GBR) is a professional rugby player for Saracen and England. Poppy was a co-host on the Ruck On podcast.

Samantha Cornett (CAN) is a professional Squash player for Canada and writes the blog; Between the Lines. Sam is also a WiSP Ambassador.

Claire Deacon (GBR) is a yoga teacher who presented Moovin and Groovin, a podcast mini series on yoga.

Sophie Devine (NZL) is a member of  New Zealand’s National Cricket Team, the White Ferns and co-hosts WiSP World New Zealand podcast alongside Zoe George.

Kim Donaldson (CAN) is a retired Canadian rugby team front row player.  She participated in two World Cups, accumulating 45 caps over her ten year career and has since turned her attention towards coaching.  She coached the Concordia Stingers for three years helping them climb to a fourth place national ranking, and has worked with the Canada U20 Women for the past two years.  Recently Kim has relocated to Victoria, BC, where she has landed with the University of Victoria Vikes.   Kim was a co-host of the Ruck On podcast and pens her blog The Offload when time allows.

Harriet Eastham (GBR) hosted Soccer Center , a mini-series with guests from the soccer world and the latest news from around the soccer world while she was a student at Loughborough University studying journalism and playing soccer.

Abby Ehler (GBR) is a professional sailor and a co-founder of The Magenta Project which provides opportunities for women sailors. Abby was a member of Team SCA the all-women crew which took part in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race and Team Brunel in the 2017/18 edition.  Abby presents The Sailing Show podcast.  Abby is a WiSP Sports Ambassador.

Elizabeth Emery (USA) was a former professional cyclist and hosted of Off the Front, a podcast about cycling. Elizabeth has been interested and involved in sports since before the passage of Title IX. In the ’90s, Elizabeth Emery raced bicycles professionally, traveling all over the country and the world. Some fond memories include winning the Tour of Japan with the National Team, watching Rebecca Twigg get fit during the 2-week Ore-Ida Women’s Challenge, and learning to race with CRCA in New York City. She is now a visual artist, who, prior to podcasting and with obvious foresight, did a number of projects involving interviews.

Maricarmen Farias (USA) is a triathlete and nutritionist who hosted the Sound Bites podcast offering nutritional advice to athletes.

Kendra Fisher (CAN) was a professional ice-hockey goalie who hosted mentallyfit a podcast series on mental health issues offering advice from her own personal experiences and struggles.

Zoe George (NZL) is a producer and presenter at Radio New Zealand. She presented the WiSP World New Zealand podcast from 2015-17 which was re-launched in July 2017 as Fair Play in partnership with Radio New Zealand.

Nancy Gillen (GBR) is a professional sports reporter for Inside the Games and co-host of the WiSP Sports Desk podcast bringing the latest top stories in women’s sport every week.

Sara Gross (CAN) is a former triathlete and hosted the WiSP Ironman podcast about the sport of triathlon.

Gabby Hall (USA) hosted The Inside Line – the bi-weekly podcast that covers alpine skiing. Gabbi is the Digital Content Editor at Ski Racing Media. The Inside Line is a co-production of WiSP Sports and Ski Racing Media.

Carly Harper (GBR) is the host of The Lovely Biertrix podcast. Carly is a former player and now a Roller Derby announcer who brings her unique insight to the show.

Dr Lisa Ingarfield, PhD, (USA) hosted Talking Point, a current affairs podcast which addressed topical issues across gender equity in sport and provided a platform for deeper conversations about diversity and inclusion when it comes to women’s role in sport to keep moving this issues forward so we don’t lose sight of them.

Lindsay Jennerich (CAN) was a co-host of The Dirty Double. Lindsay and Patricia Obee won the silver medal for Lightweight Doubles at the Rio Olympic Games and is a former World Champion. The podcast focused on the intimate trials and tribulations of being professional athletes representing your country and the struggles facing elite athletes with minimal resources and lots of determination.

Kara Lynn Joyce (USA) co-hosted (f)empower, a weekly swimming podcast.   Kara is an Olympic medalist and with co-host Christen Shefchunas, a swimming coach they chatted with champion swimmers with the goal of inspiring and empowering girls and young women.

Megan Kahn (USA) is the Executive Director of WeCOACH and host of the bi-weekly show, The WeCOACH Podcast, a co-production with WiSP Sports.

Jessica Kelley (USA) is a former professional ski racer who co-hosted WiSP World USA – a magazine style show with the latest news and interviews with elite athletes.

Nicole LaVoi (USA) is the Executive Director of the Tucker Center for Research in Girls & Women in Sport and host of the Tucker Center Talks podcast. (Launching Oct 2019)

Siri Lindley (USA) is a triathlon coach and former triathlete who co-hosted the SIRI & BEK show about coaching triathlon.

Dr. Juliet McGrattan (GBR) is a GP and runner who hosts the Active Health podcast offering advice on common ailments that can affect athlete’s training and performance.

Erin McGuire (USA) is a professional equestrian and sports psychologist focusing on athlete preparation for competition. Erin hosts the podcast, Bit by Bit.

Shannon Miller (CAN/USA) is the host of Hockey Talk. She served as the head coach of the Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women’s ice hockey team from 1999 to 2015. In addition, she was the head coach of the Canadian national women’s hockey team which claimed gold at the 1997 IIHF World Women’s Championships, along with the silver medal in ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Miller played in the first Canadian national championships in 1982. Miller also refereed Canadian university hockey from 1982 to 1985. In 1985, she was a member of the Canadian Hockey Feminine Council and was president of the Southern Alberta Women’s Hockey League. She helped to form the first ever girls minor hockey association in Calgary in 1989.

Ash Nelson (AUS) retired from Australia’s national hockey squad the Hockeyroos in July 2017 with 205 caps. She made her debut in 2007 when she played against Japan in a test series held in Adelaide where the Hockeyroos defeated Japan 1 – 0.  Her impressive career has seen highlights including Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow 2014, silver at the 2014 World Cup in the Hague, and competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games.  A stand out moment for Ash was her 200th game in front of a home crowd at the Perth Hockey Stadium, a game which the Hockeyroos drew one all with Great Britain.  Ash hosted The Circle podcast and writes a blog Playing The Field   when she has time now that she has a new media career in Perth, Australia. She also co-hosted WiSP World Australia which aired from 2015-17.

Dr. Heather North (USA) Doctor of Physical Therapy presented Ready Steady Rehab, a podcast about sports injuries; what can cause them, the symptoms to look out for, and rehabilitation process.  On this bi-weekly show Dr. North provides essential information to guide you through the process following an injury or accident and explain the different treatment options to help you make informed choices that will lead to the best recovery for you.

Patricia Obee (CAN) co-hosted  The Dirty Double  with Lindsay Obee. The pair won the silver medal for Lightweight Doubles at the Rio Olympic Games and adopted the nickname of The Dirty Double when they were competing. The podcast focused on the intimate trials and tribulations of being professional athletes representing your country and the struggles facing elite athletes with minimal resources and lots of determination.

Cathy O’Dowd (GBR) a professional climber and mountaineer presented New Horizons, a mini-series sharing advice and stories of how women funded their projects explaining the various funding sources; the opportunities and pitfalls.

Kristin Ray (USA) was the Founder and Executive Director of Females in Athletic Business and hosted The FAB Podcast which offered information and resources for women in the sports business and featured interviews with a variety of sports media professionals.

Maria Samson (CAN) earned her first cap against South Africa during the 2011 Nations Cup in Oakville, ON. Since joining the national team she has earned 21 caps for Canada.  Maria co-hosted the WiSP World Canada and Ruck On podcasts.

Christen Shefchunas (USA), is a swimming coach who co-hosted (f)empower, a weekly swimming podcast together with Kara Lynn Joyce an Olympic medalist  interviewing champion swimmers with the goal of inspiring and empowering girls and young women.

Katie Stengel (USA) is a professional soccer player with Utah Royals FC who hosted Full Time where she chatted with her team members and coach about the sport. Katie is also a WiSP Ambassador.

Jenny Susser PhD. (USA)  is a sports psychologist and co-host of The Mind Matters which delves deep into the psychology affecting athletes.

“Mick Swagger” (USA) from Team Indigenous hosted Off the Track a weekly podcast about Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby featuring exclusive interviews with players around the world with a focus on equality and discrimination in the sport especially in the Indigenous community.