LOS ANGELES — National sports personality Bonnie-Jill Laflin joins The Sporting Tribune as a host and reporter this week. She will begin with Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“I am thrilled to be joining The Sporting Tribune family, covering America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys,” said Laflin. “I’m excited to be a part of what they are building with this new network and proud to bring true Cowboy coverage to fans in California, Nevada and Hawaii.”
Laflin, based in Dallas, is well known to sports fans in California, Las Vegas and Hawaii. She is the first and only female NBA scout, holding an executive position with the Los Angeles Lakers. She was also the first to dance on a professional level for three teams in two sports, starting with the NBA and the Golden State Warriors and moving to the NFL with both the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. She is also the first female to be awarded six championship rings in two professional sports, earning a Super Bowl ring while cheering for the 49ers and five NBA championships during her time with the Lakers.
Her book, “In A League of Her Own: Celebrating Female Firsts in Sports,”shares the stories of 19 impactful women in sports, these iconic women open up to Laflin, herself a trailblazer, about the sobering realities females face in the sports world and the many obstacles they had to overcome. During her down time, she can be found at her non-profit sanctuary, Battle Buddies Ranch, south of Fort Worth. As the Founder and President of Hounds and Heroes, she has expanded her passion for animals and support of Veterans, First Responders, children, amputees, and their families to include equine and livestock assisted therapy programs at Battle Buddies Ranch.
While The Sporting Tribune’s focus has been on Southern California, Las Vegas and Hawaii sports, Laflin will help expand that with coverage of the Dallas Cowboys, one of the region’s most popular teams. The Cowboys have held training camp in Southern California nearly every year since 2001 and held training camps in the area before that from 1963 to 1989. The Cowboys also faced the Rams in a preseason game in Hawaii in 2019, the last NFL game played at Aloha Stadium.
Laflin will have a weekly segment on The Sporting Tribune’s daily radio show on The Mightier 1090 ESPN Radio in Southern California, 98.5 The Bet in Las Vegas and The Hawaii Sports Radio Network 95.1 FM and 760 AM, which is radio home of the Dallas Cowboys in Hawaii.