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Oakland Raiders preseason broadcaster Beth Mowins just landed a gig with ESPN’s Monday Night Football and is set to become the first women to ever broadcast a nationally televised NFL game, per the Oakland Raiders.
Our preseason announcer @bethmowins will call ESPN's Monday Night Football to kickoff the 2017 season.
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) May 16, 2017
Mowins will be partnered with former Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan to call the second game of the ESPN doubleheader kicking off the NFL regular season in Week 1 of 2017.
The game will include two of Oakland’s AFC West division rivals in the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos.
She is still expected to broadcast the Oakland preseason games on the Raiders broadcasting network, and it should serve as good practice before she is put on the big stage of MNF — which Mowins is sure to excel at it.
This is just the latest in a succession of Raiders moments where the organization is proving to be at the forefront of equality and innovation.