Sherry Ross is an American sports broadcaster and journalist, currently working alongside Matt Loughlin as a color commentator for the NHL's New Jersey Devils radio broadcasts.[1] She is the first woman to broadcast a male professional sports team, the first woman broadcaster to serve as an analyst for the Stanley Cup finals, and the first woman to call play-by-play for a full NHL game[2].


Ross began her career in 1978 as a hockey reporter for the Daily Record newspaper in Morristown, New Jersey. She has also worked as a sportswriter for The Record (Bergen County), New York Newsday, and the New York Daily News, for whom she continues to work in the hockey offseason covering horse racing. From the 1990-91 season to the 2003-04 season, she was the author of the Hockey Scouting Report, an annually published guide to all active NHL players.

Ross first broadcast color commentary for the Devils from January 1992 through the strike-shortened 1994-95 season, prior to being re-hired for the role in 2007. On November 25, 2009, she called play-by-play of a game between the Devils and the Ottawa Senators, as Loughlin missed the game due to a death in his family, becoming the first woman to provide English language play-by-play for a full NHL game

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