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NBC BAY AREA’S EMMY AWARD WINNING SERIES RETURNS IN 2020 WITH “FEMALE SPORTS ICONS”

Documentary includes interviews with Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings, Brandi Chastain, Natalie Coughlin, Kristi Yamaguchi and Amy Chow

"Bay Area Revelations: Female Sports Icons" debuts Saturday, January 25 at 10 p.m.

SAN JOSE, CA – (January 15, 2020) – NBC Bay Area announced the return of its documentary series Bay Area Revelations in 2020 with “Female Sports Icons” airing on Saturday, January 25 at 10 p.m.

The Bay Area is home to some of the best female athletes in the world. They've won gold medals, made history and broken world records. In the latest installment of its award-winning documentary series, NBC Bay Area takes a look at how these female athletes are changing the game and paving the way for others.

“The level of greatness these women have been able to achieve in their respective sport by overcoming adversity and fighting for equality is just another example of the boundary pushing ways of the Bay Area,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager of NBC Bay Area. “In Female Sports Icons, we’re proud to bring these fascinating stories of some of the Bay Area’s most extraordinary athletes to our viewers.”

Female Sports Icons features interviews and personal stories from some of the Bay Area’s greatest female athletes including Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings, Brandi Chastain, Natalie Coughlin, Kristi Yamaguchi and Amy Chow. Also featured in the show, Kim Chambers, the first woman ever to swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge and Kim Stone, general manager of San Francisco's Chase Center.

The women share untold stories of adversity, self-doubt and the struggles they underwent to get to the top of their sport. Viewers will learn about how each of them experienced great achievements both in their community and on the world stage.

"Bay Area Revelations: Female Sports Icons" will debut Saturday, January 25 at 10 p.m. Encore presentations will air Tuesday, February 4 at 10 p.m. and Saturday February 15 at 9 p.m.

About Bay Area Revelations

The Bay Area Revelations series tells the untold stories of the people, places and moments that have shaped the Bay Area into the unique region it is today. Previous chapters of the series include Dreamers & Disruptors revealing how Silicon Valley became the center of the information age; The Icons telling the stories of the Bay Area’s most iconic moments, monuments and movements; The Artists exploring Bay Area arts, Passion to Preserve telling the environmental story of the Bay Area; Game Changers profiling some of the most powerful and influential women in the Bay Area, The Evolution of Games about the gaming industry in the Bay Area and Culture of Hip Hop exploring how hip hop has impacted the Bay Area and tells the story of the fiercely independent artists who created their own sound and set their own rule. To watch clips from previous Bay Area Revelations episodes, click here.

About NBC Bay Area / KNTV

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area / KNTV is the Bay Area’s investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. Along with broadcasting NBC’s award-winning daytime, prime-time and late night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and over-the-air on 11. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and over-the-air on 11.3.

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