Trishana McGowan: International Women’s Day Feature

Trishana McGowan

Sport Journalist and Producers- RJRGleaner Group

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), we salute all women who have continued to be stalwarts across industries in Jamaica. Check out our platforms to listen to a brilliant group of women who have been featured on the podcast.

In our special IWD episode, Trishana McGowan discusses her time as an athlete, her time at St Andrew High School and winning silver at Boys and Girls Championships. She also shares about her struggles in track and field and her transition from athletics to sports journalism. She also speaks about working with journalists such as Spencer Darlington and Karen Madden.   

Trishana McGowan is a sports reporter and producer at the RJRGleaner Group. She is also the co-host of Jamaica’s first ever all-woman sports talk show on radio, the “Girls Sports Club” on Hitz 92 FM.  Before working in media, Trishana was an athlete who represented Jamaica at numerous championships including the Carifta Games, winning gold in the hurdles, CAC games, winning gold in the hurdles and 4x400m relay and the World Junior Championships in Grosseto

Trishana also discusses:

  1. How she started running the 400m hurdles
  2. Her struggles as a student-athlete living abroad
  3. Issues female athletes face such as weight gain and hormonal problems
  4. Becoming a sport analyst
  5. Decision to hang up her spikes permanently
  6. Working with Stephen Francis and her time at the MVP Track Club
  7. Her growth as a sport journalist over the last decade

Trishana also advocated for student athletes and using her work as a journalist to highlight some of their obstacles.  

Other topics field discussed are:

  1. Marketing and branding of female athletes
  2. Her experience and lessons learnt at the inaugural “Women’s Empowerment Through Sports Journalism conference
  3. Usain Bolt and how he inspires her
  4. The decline of interest in cricket regionally
  5. Advice for women interested in sports journalism.

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