The Peabody Award winning Mary Carillo has been a stand out athlete in women’s tennis both on and off the court. Carillo’s athleticism and skill helped her win the 1977 French Open mixed doubles tournament with childhood friend John McEnroe. Off the court her wit and sense of humor came through in her broadcasting making her a two time Women.s Tennis Association Broadcaster of the Year (1981, 1985). Recognized for her talented broadcasting, Carillo was selected to provide Olympic coverage for CBS in 1992 and 1994 and then later brought back a third time by NBC to cover the 2006 Olympics. Mary Carillo is still active in sports media coverage and serves as a correspondent for the HBO program Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Carillo’s commitment and passion for the sport of Tennis is recognized and applauded by her induction into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Sport: Tennis
- Decade Inducted: 00s