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Mary Carillo

Mary Carillo has served as a television analyst for major-event tennis as well as the Olympic Games on NBC. She is a correspondent for HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and proudly serves as part of the commentary team of NBC’s National Dog Show. Her distinguished career in broadcast journalism has earned her two Peabody Awards, one for her work on the HBO documentary Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer and the other for co-writing the HBO documentary Dare to Compete: The Struggle of Women in Sport with Frank Deford. In 2010, she became the first female recipient of the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism. A former professional tennis player, Carillo teamed with John McEnroe to win the French Open Mixed Doubles Championship in 1977.  She was named “Best Commentator” by Tennis Magazine from 1988-91 and “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in 1981 and 1985. She has co -authored two books: Tennis My Way, with Martina Navratilova (Penguin, 1984) and Tennis Kinetics, with Rick Elstein (Simon & Schuster, 1985).

Mary lives in Naples, Florida.

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