Lisa Guerrero’s Career Took Precedent
Before moving over to Inside Edition as their Chief Investigative Correspondent, Guerrero had a brief stint as a sports reporter for Monday Night Football between 2003 and 2004. The job required her to interview players and coaches on the sidelines.
It was early in Guerrero’s career when she realized she was suffering a miscarriage just before she was set to go live. She details the triggering story in her new memoir “Warrior: My Path to Being Brave.”
“I was doing these big sit-down interviews with tough, tough athletes who weren’t very open with the media — Barry Bonds, Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez — and they were opening up to me,” she recalled. Pointing out that her goal was “to be the Barbara Walters of sports.”
Hate & Backlash Affected Lisa Guerrero
While the commentator was killing it at her job, the backlash from hateful fellow male sports reporters and commentators began to take a toll on her and her body. She hated that they were insinuating sexual acts were involved with “how I probably was able to get all these big athletes to talk to me.”
During a taping of Monday Night Football, she lost a baby that was about 8 to 12 weeks along. “I pushed through and did my reports,” she shared in the memoir. She launched into the horrific story.
“When I felt a dampness between my legs, I thought, ‘Oh, I got my period.’ And then I remembered I was pregnant. I was having a miscarriage! I could feel blood leaking.” As she is about to run off to the washroom, the mic in her ear says, “They’re about to throw to you.”
Guerrero sprang into action. “I delivered my live report. I was dizzy and nauseated but reminded myself to stand up straight,” she detailed.
Lisa Guerrero Forced Herself To Pull Through
Lisa described the moment as agonizing. “The pain was excruciating,” and it eventually began to affect Guerrero’s reporting.
“I heard myself mispronounce a player’s name and knew I’d hear about it later. As soon as I finished, I raced off to interview a coach. Then I headed to the bathroom. As I sat on the toilet, I couldn’t believe the blood pouring out of me. It had soaked through my pants. I shoved a bunch of paper towels in my underwear.”
And believe it or not, Guerrero went back onto the sidelines and continued working. The book promises to reveal more shocking details about Guerrero’s life and long career as a reporter. She has been promoting her memoir on her social media pages.
“Happy Monday! Next week everyone will know my secrets 😜,” she teased her followers on IG. Her book is less than a week away from release. When sharing details about her book with her followers, she wrote, “My memoir is about my journey overcoming personal and professional challenges to develop my inner superhero and how you can too! 💪🏼”