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Female broadcasters pay tribute to late Phyllis George

Phyllis George

Phyllis George died on Thursday at the age of 70, and the word spread online Saturday. Many paid tribute to George, the former beauty queen who became the first woman on an NFL broadcast.

George began working on “The NFL Today” in 1975 and helped pave the way for women to be a part of national sports telecasts. Numerous female broadcasters paid tribute to George via Twitter, thanking her for what she did.

Brent Musburger, who was the host of “The NFL Today” when George was on the show, also shared a statement on George’s death.

George died from a blood disorder she had been battling since her thirties.

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