The world is full of remarkable people who have committed themselves to achieve excellence in their respective professions and although many of them do not get global or national recognition, their impact and excellence are felt by those who experience it. For those who get a chance at national recognition, like Adrienne Lawrence, the challenges of the position come with great and unwanted difficulty.
Adrienne Lawrence, who is an accomplished lawyer, got national recognition through ESPN, the sports channel she worked with as a legal analyst but has had to fight off sexual harassment from one of the sports network anchors, John Buccigross and deal with the attention that comes with such. Let’s dig deeper into who Adrienne Lawrence is and the harassment allegations.
Adrienne Lawrence – Biography
The talented lawyer and broadcaster was born in 1984 on the 8th of July in Sacramento, California. We do not know much about her upbringing, and details of the existence of siblings remain unknown but since she came onto the limelight, Adrienne Lawrence’s background has been the revelation of a woman who has been brilliant all her life.
She had uncharacteristically fast education well into college when she earned the first of three academic qualifications at the age of 19 from California State University in 2003, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Next, she headed to City University of New York where she earned her Masters in Criminal Justice before she proceeded to The George Washington University Law School where she earned her J.D, to become a lawyer.
Following the array of academic qualifications at her disposal, Adrienne Lawrence began her professional life at Arent Fox in 2009 where she worked as a litigation associate before she headed to McGuire Woods in 2011 and later, Greenberg Traurig in 2012 where she finally got a promotion to work as an associate. Despite a thriving career as a lawyer, she decided to make a switch to broadcasting and started with Sports. Adrienne’s broadcasting career started with ESPN, as a legal analyst and sometimes as an anchor on several platforms on the network.
Following her exit from ESPN, Adrienne Lawrence has worked for other sports entities like in esports as a Madden NFL sideline reporter. As part of her work and desire to improve herself as a journalist, Adrienne Lawrence earned a Specialized Journalism Master’s certificate at the University of Southern California in Multimedia Sports Reporting.
Currently unattached to any company, Adrienne Lawrence is a freelance reporter and analyst. Her other professional ventures include being a professor at the college level, teaching criminal justice and as a counselor for domestic violence and rape victims.
She is also a board member of Dress For Success and a volunteer in the Los Angeles Special Needs Community.
Sexual Harassment Problems
Despite the notorious public image of sports networks being a boy’s club, remarkable women like Adrienne Lawrence have found a way to push through the barriers and prove their worth on the biggest stage of sports broadcasting but it hasn’t been without its own setbacks.
One of them for Adrienne Lawrence is sexual harassment, which in this particular instance originated from John Buccigross, who reportedly did things such as sending shirtless pictures of himself to Adrienne in a sexually suggestive manner.
According to Adrienne, her complaints about his conduct and that of other men in the network led to her being fired from the network, which in turn resulted to her filling a lawsuit against ESPN. Since the lawsuit, other women have come forward to back up her claims of the hostile work conditions for women in the sports network.
Family – Husband
When you earn your Masters degree at the age of 21, you are likely to not be bothered by social conventions and that appears to be true in the case of Adrienne Lawrence, who so far, hasn’t been known to be in a relationship with anyone and is currently believed to be single.
Although a woman of her caliber will undoubtedly have a number of admirable suitors, Adrienne Lawrence appears to be focused on her career and climbing to the top as far she possibly can. Thus, she has no known boyfriend or husband, at least according to her social media pages and relevant reports about her.
If that isn’t the case, Adrienne Lawrence has done a good job of keeping that aspect of her life private and perhaps she will reveal her partner’s identity someday.
Other Facts About Adrienne Lawrence
She was named BlogHer18 Voice of the Year.
Adrienne Lawrence is also a public speaker who has spoken at major events like SXSW, The Amber Rose SlutWalk, and a couple more others.
She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a body weight of 55 kg.