CBS Sports college football analyst Rachel Baribeau will host the Rotary Lombardi Award ceremony. This year’s finalists for the award, given to the best lineman on offense or defense, are Anthony Barr (UCLA), Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh), CJ Mosley (Alabama) and Michael Sam (Missouri).
An Auburn grad, Rachel Baribeau has been dubbed an “SEC-ologist” as she worked for Fox Sports and Scout.com covering the SEC west. These days Rachel Baribeau is the co-host of Birmingham’s hit radio show, Baribeau and Scarbo, for Cox Media Group.
As the first known female sports reporter to participate in a professional football training camp, she’s worked at times for ESPN, CBS Sports and Yahoo.
Outside of work, Rachel Baribeau may put down the microphone, but chooses to pick up a megaphone and rally others for the causes in her community.
Popular Atlanta-based SiriusXM radio host and ACC Network television broadcaster Rachel Baribeau is leading the two-week expedition known as The Climb For Kevin campaign. It aims to raise $100,000 on behalf of The Kevin Turner Foundation, a non-profit organization created to help fund research efforts and raise awareness about the emerging connection between ALS and repetitive brain injury. Turner played fullback for the University of Alabama (1988-91), New England Patriots (1992-94) and Philadelphia Eagles (1995-99) before being diagnosed with ALS in 2010.
The climb up and down the 19,341-foot mountain, located in Kilimanjaro National Park in northeast Tanzania, takes approximately seven days to complete. Rachel Baribeau is also a Zumba instructor, Motivational Speaker, Golfer, Crossfitter and advocate for raising awareness in the fight against ALS.
Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the country; with regular weekly segments on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and RSS Catch him Tuesdays talking Illini and Northwestern for KOZN 1620 The Zone, Fridays talking Chicago Bears for WAOR 95.7 The FanPowered by Sidelines Follow paulmbanks