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Sharlene Hawkes Television Talent - Keynote Speaker

From Miss America 1985, to award-winning reporter with ESPN, Sharlene has reached the top of two starkly different worlds by learning to move well beyond her "comfort zone." Today, she uses her unique experiences to motivate and teach audiences everywhere how to challenge their own comfort zone boundaries in their quest for success. Sharlene's intriguing background coupled with her charismatic stage presence set her apart immediately as a Keynote presenter unlike any other. She is original, audience-specific, credible, and entertaining!

From the only foreign-born Miss America, to award-winning ESPN broadcaster, Sharlene Hawkes has reached the top of two starkly different worlds.

Born in Asunci=n, Paraguay the 5th of 7 children, Sharlene (Wells) Hawkes spent 12 years of her youth in South America, including most of her high school years in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In 1987, Sharlene became one of the first women to work on-air for ESPN , covering such world-class events as World Cup Soccer, World Cup Skiing, the Kentucky Derby, America’s Cup, World Alpine Championships, the French Open and College Football. Her work at ESPN has earned her national recognition including an Emmy nomination and the Women’s Sports Journalism award.


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