Leah M. Secondo, Connecticut – 1997
Leah, currently a free-lance sportscaster who is the show host for the Boston Celtics pregame show on Fox Spring New England, has been involved in WomanSport since her high school days.
Leah was a three-sport athlete at Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, CT, where she received many accolades for her athletic achievements – elected the most athletic by her peers, and received the athletic achievement award her senior year. During her high school career she played field hockey, basketball ice hockey, and softball.
She has been a coach of softball at Enrico Fermi High School (1985) and at the University of New Haven (1992-1995), and ice hockey coach at Kingswood/Oxford Prep School (1986-1987.
She has also been an ASA umpire (1980-1997) and USSA umpire (1980-1997); a field hockey official from 1980-1997; and a basketball official from 1983-1985. From 1980 to 1996, she officiated at the CT State High School Field Hockey Tournaments, working the finals in 1995 and 1996. In 1995 and 1996, she officiated at the NCAA regional finals at the University of New Haven. From 1980-1997, she officiated numerous men’s and women’s championship USSA games.
Many honors have been bestowed upon Leah Secondo. Enrico Fermi High School has inducted her as a distinguished alumnus (1989) and Enfield, CT, inducted her into the town Hall of Fame (1996). Her career in sports broadcasting began in 1984 when she was named a sports reporter at WGGB, Springfield, MA. In 1990, she became the first female sportscaster in CT when she began broadcasting from WTNH, New Haven.
In 1992, she became a freelance sports broadcaster and her latest involvement in sports broadcasting includes: Florida Gater Women’s Basketball, Sunshine Network; Radio/TV color analysis of UConn women’s basketball for WTIC.AM and CPTB; pregame show host for the Boston Celtics on Fox Sports New England when she became the first woman to do a color analysis of the game. Leah also does a weekly show focusing on women’s sports in Saratoga, Florida, Women’s Sports This Week.
Leah also umpires, officiates, does public speaking at area schools and career days, directs a softball fund raiser game each year since 1992 where the money raised goes to various girls’ sport organizations in Connecticut, and she writes a weekly column for the Bradenton, FL, Herald.