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Sophia Minnaert

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Sideline Reporter

Milwaukee Bucks.

Employment History

  • Fox Sports Wisconsin's Sideline Reporter
    Milwaukee Brewers
  • Intern
    The Catholic Herald
  • Sideline Reporter
  • FOX Sports Wisconsin
  • Host, Sideline Reporter
    5A , 6A PLAY-BY-PLAY


  • degrees , journalism , literature and Spanish
    Marquette University
15 Total References
Web References
Sophia ..., 23 July 2015 [cached]
Sophia Minnaert
Sophia Minnaert is the sideline reporter for the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks. (Contributed photo/Fox Sports Wisconsin)
MILWAUKEE - If you've watched Milwaukee Brewers baseball or Milwaukee Bucks basketball broadcasts on Fox Sports Wisconsin the past couple of seasons, you've probably seen her.
Madison native Sophia Minnaert is the sideline reporter for the two teams.
A few years ago, she got her "start" as an intern at the Catholic Herald in Madison.
After Minnaert graduated from Edgewood High School in 2005, her mother -- who then worked in the diocesan Office of Finance -- told Sophia about the internship with the Catholic Herald.
Her duties over the next two summers included: writing, going out on stories, and "all kinds of projects."
One of her stories discussed her experiences participating in a Marquette University service program helping with the recovery effort in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.
"Being an intern at the Catholic Herald was a really good experience for me," said Minnaert. "It was a really nice environment to learn. Everyone on the staff was so friendly, so warm. I enjoyed my time there a lot."
While at the Herald, Minnaert learned the value of making connections and communicating from the experienced staff.
"I was just always struck by how connected she [Editor Mary C. Uhler] was," said Minnaert. "She seemed to know everyone, whether it was in the office or we went out somewhere, or even just in conversation, she seemed to have a connection with everyone.
"That's a big part of what we do is connections and relationships and it's certainly part of what I do now," added Minnaert. "[That's] aside from just the actual skills of being able to do interviews and writing well and all of those things."
Career beginnings
Following her graduation from Marquette University in Milwaukee with degrees in journalism, literature, and Spanish in 2009, Minnaert began her professional career for a company that live-streamed high school sports on the internet and produced Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association high school sports championship games for television.
This later led to her appearing on Fox Sports Wisconsin's Prep Zone high school sports show, where she did feature stories on local teams, athletes, and coaches.
In May of 2012, she started doing social media work for Fox Sports Wisconsin's coverage of Brewers games "with the idea that it would turn into on-air work."
That happened in August of that year, when she became the sideline reporter for the Brewers, and in the following NBA season, added being the Bucks' sideline reporter to her resume as well.
Prior to the 2014 baseball season, Minnaert had a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic for feature series on baseball there, with a look at the backgrounds of Brewers Carlos Gomez and Jean Segura.
"It was an awesome project to work on," said Minnaert.
For Minnaert, the most important part of her job is "dealing with a lot of different people, personalities, situations.
EVENTS [cached]
Sophia Minnaert: Fox Sports Wisconsin's sideline reporter for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks.
Sophia Minnaert | Big League ..., 26 May 2013 [cached]
Sophia Minnaert | Big League Stew | Reporter struck by errant ball | Milwaukee Brewers reporter Sophia Minnaert struck by errant baseball, continues reporting
Sophia Minnaert | Big League Stew | Reporter struck by errant ball | Milwaukee Brewers reporter Sophia Minnaert struck by errant baseball, continues reporting
Milwaukee Brewers reporter Sophia Minnaert struck by errant baseball, continues reporting
Such was the scenario for Fox Sports Wisconsin's Sophia Minnaert during the Pirates 5-2 win over the Brewers at Miller Park on Saturday night. As Minnaert welcomed fans back in the top half of the third inning, she was ready to set up the broadcast's Twitter poll for the evening. However, early in to her report, Minnaert was struck by an errant baseball that knocked the microphone right out of her hands and put her report on pause for a few seconds.
Having reviewed the broadcast, I can tell you it was not a foul ball as it's described in the MLB video. The inning had not started yet, so it was likely an errant throw from a Brewers player looking to give away a souvenir. Still, as you can tell by the sound and impact, it had a little mustard on it, and could have done some damage had she been struck in the head or face.
Thankfully, that wasn't the case, so Minnaert was able to quickly recover her microphone and collect herself. She then continued on with the report as if nothing had happened, which was impressive. If you watch the video all the way through, you'll also see she took her ribbing from the Brewers broadcast crew in stride, so she passes both the 'professional under fire' and 'good sport' portions of her test with flying colors.
Well done, Sophia.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago Brings Fans 2012 IHSA Football State Championships in HD > IHSA, 13 Nov 2012 [cached]
In addition, CSN Chicago anchor/reporter Susannah Collins and FS Wisconsin social media reporter Sophia Minnaert will rotate as sideline reporters throughout the weekend.
SOPHIA MINNAERT - 1A, 2A, 5A 6A HOST, SIDELINE REPORTER Sophia Minnaert has served as a sideline reporter for the telecasts of high school football state championship games in three different states in the Midwest and will be part of the IHSA state finals for the third time in 2012. Minnaert has worked several other state finals for IHSA TV and PlayOn!
By Sophia ..., 24 Aug 2006 [cached]
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