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#AskAMogul:Hi,I'mAmyGutierrez.I'manEmmyawardwinningtelevisionsportsjournalistwhocoverstheSFGiants.Askmeanything!YourquestionswillbeansweredLIVE11/16@2pmET.

Amy Gutierrez
Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
almost 2 years Petaluma, CA, United States Conversation

Your questions will be answered on Thursday, November 16th at 2pm ET. To ask a question, click here to create a Mogul profile, then post a question in the comment section below!

Hi! My name is Amy Gutierrez, better known as Amy G., and I'm an Emmy Award-winning television sports journalist. In 2018, I will begin my 11th season as the San Francisco Giants in-game reporter on NBC Sports Bay Area.  I also host GMAG and am a contributing reporter to Giants Pre and Post-Game Live shows.

Throughout my career, I've covered a variety of teams including the Oakland A's, San Jose Sharks, Oakland Raiders, and San Francisco 49ers.

I'm also the author of Smarty Marty’s Got Game, a best-selling children’s book that teaches kids to love baseball through scoring the game. In 2015, I released Smarty Marty’s Official Gameday Scorebook for baseball fans across the nation, and in 2017 released the first of a series in chapter books titled Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game, as well as a Spanish version of Smarty Marty’s Got Game.

I'm a graduate of UC Davis where I majored in Communications and played volleyball. I reside in my hometown of Petaluma, CA with my husband Paul and two children, Zachary and Grace.

Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Thursday, November 16th at 2pm ET.

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  • Suzie
    almost 2 years ago San Francisco, CA, United States

    When you don't work, what do you do? Do you hang out with your children and your husband? 

    When you don't work, what do you do? Do you hang out with your children and your husband? 

  • Amy Gutierrez
    Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
    almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

    Thanks to all who visited with me today! Fun chat. Let's do it again soon :-)


    Go Giants!

    Thanks to all who visited with me today! Fun chat. Let's do it again soon :-)


    Go Giants!

  • codonne4
    almost 2 years ago

    Have your career and your experiences in sports journalism shaped the way you approach parenting?

    Have your career and your experiences in sports journalism shaped the way you approach parenting?

    • Amy Gutierrez
      Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
      almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

      Probably the other way around. I take a lot of parenting skills to my job. It helps me be more patient and understanding, but I also have a great bulls*% meter and am at a point in my career that I don't mind using it, LOL.

      Probably the other way around. I take a lot of parenting skills to my job. It helps me be more patient and understanding, but I also have a great bulls*% meter and am at a point in my career that I don't mind using it, LOL.

  • codonne4
    almost 2 years ago

    Hi Amy, what advice would you give to women looking to advance their careers in male-dominated fields? What strategies do you use to create a level playing field?

    Thanks!

    Hi Amy, what advice would you give to women looking to advance their careers in male-dominated fields? What strategies do you use to create a level playing field?

    Thanks!

    • Amy Gutierrez
      Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
      almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

      I would tend to repeat my answer above - basically you need to work harder than everyone else. I think one reason I've been able to last is that I really understand my role with the broadcast and the players. Giving space when needed and jumping in at appropriate times. A long time ago I learned the players, coaches, management - they are not my "friends", they are my colleagues. Approaching the job that way every day has really helped established trust and a very strong working relationship with the Giants organization.

      I would tend to repeat my answer above - basically you need to work harder than everyone else. I think one reason I've been able to last is that I really understand my role with the broadcast and the players. Giving space when needed and jumping in at appropriate times. A long time ago I learned the players, coaches, management - they are not my "friends", they are my colleagues. Approaching the job that way every day has really helped established trust and a very strong working relationship with the Giants organization.

  • Mike Mansuy 65
    almost 2 years ago

    Here is a different question... 

    How does one become a ball dude/dudette? Is there an application or some kind of tryout?

    Here is a different question... 

    How does one become a ball dude/dudette? Is there an application or some kind of tryout?

    • Amy Gutierrez
      Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
      almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

      It's a program for Seniors. You contact Sue Peterson with the Giants Community Fund. It's a fun job, but hard to get because it's so popular.  And you need to have a very good sense of humor because Kruk and Kuip will definitely make fun of you! Good luck.

      It's a program for Seniors. You contact Sue Peterson with the Giants Community Fund. It's a fun job, but hard to get because it's so popular.  And you need to have a very good sense of humor because Kruk and Kuip will definitely make fun of you! Good luck.

      • Mike Mansuy 65
        almost 2 years ago

        Not quite senior... but soon! Thank you!

        Not quite senior... but soon! Thank you!

  • Amy Gutierrez
    Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
    almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

    Hi everyone!!! Who's out there? Looking forward to your questions and hope I can answer them with some humor and wit! Always fun to see what people would like to know. So let's get started....

    Hi everyone!!! Who's out there? Looking forward to your questions and hope I can answer them with some humor and wit! Always fun to see what people would like to know. So let's get started....

  • Francis Smith
    Francis Smith Blogger, Fashionista & Networker
    almost 2 years ago Fredericksburg, VA, United States

    In such a male dominated field of work, how do you continue to motivate yourself and how do you stand out against the "men in sports only" stigma? 

    In such a male dominated field of work, how do you continue to motivate yourself and how do you stand out against the "men in sports only" stigma? 

    • Amy Gutierrez
      Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
      almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

      Outwork them. Outlast them. It's my motto. You also have to have very thick skin. I'm not talking leather. I'm talking you need to wear the whole cow! It's tough, but challenges motivate me. I've never been one to listen when someone's tells me "you can't".

      Outwork them. Outlast them. It's my motto. You also have to have very thick skin. I'm not talking leather. I'm talking you need to wear the whole cow! It's tough, but challenges motivate me. I've never been one to listen when someone's tells me "you can't".

  • lupecabrera
    lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
    almost 2 years ago Miami, FL, United States

    What inspired you to become a journalist?

    What inspired you to become a journalist?

    • Amy Gutierrez
      Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
      almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

      I think I'm just noisy, LOL! I also love to write. I thoroughly enjoy hearing someone's story and sharing it with others who may find it inspiring. Sports stories are chalk full of motivation, inspiration and various ways of overcoming obstacles. I never tire of these.

      I think I'm just noisy, LOL! I also love to write. I thoroughly enjoy hearing someone's story and sharing it with others who may find it inspiring. Sports stories are chalk full of motivation, inspiration and various ways of overcoming obstacles. I never tire of these.

      • lupecabrera
        lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
        over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

        Me too!! Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my question, I truly appreciate it!!!

        Me too!! Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my question, I truly appreciate it!!!

  • V
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    What inspired you to create the Smarty Marty books?

    What inspired you to create the Smarty Marty books?

    • Amy Gutierrez
      Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
      almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

      Great question! I have several inspirations behind the books. The main character, Marty is named after my Grandmother who LOVED baseball. The concept, of learning to score baseball may lead to loving baseball is something that happened to me when my mother taught me to score at my brother's games. AND I think it's high time we create a strong young GIRL as the main character of a book.

      Great question! I have several inspirations behind the books. The main character, Marty is named after my Grandmother who LOVED baseball. The concept, of learning to score baseball may lead to loving baseball is something that happened to me when my mother taught me to score at my brother's games. AND I think it's high time we create a strong young GIRL as the main character of a book.

  • alliealliem
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    What is your stance on the #takeaknee movement?

    What is your stance on the #takeaknee movement?

    • Amy Gutierrez
      Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
      almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

      I'm for it! This may not be a popular answer, but it's an honest one. I believe anyone in this country has the right to protest ANYTHING and I'm especially supportive of a peaceful protest of which this is. I feel people are quite misinformed about what Colin Kaepernick began. It is NOT an anti-American movement, it's a human rights movement. There is no disrespect meant by taking a knee to the military, the flag or this country. It's taking a knee to violence and racial injustices. 

      I'm for it! This may not be a popular answer, but it's an honest one. I believe anyone in this country has the right to protest ANYTHING and I'm especially supportive of a peaceful protest of which this is. I feel people are quite misinformed about what Colin Kaepernick began. It is NOT an anti-American movement, it's a human rights movement. There is no disrespect meant by taking a knee to the military, the flag or this country. It's taking a knee to violence and racial injustices. 

    • Sarah Fein
      almost 2 years ago

       I have this question too. How do you think the #Takeaknee movement is impacting the profitability of sports?

       I have this question too. How do you think the #Takeaknee movement is impacting the profitability of sports?

  • Danica
    almost 2 years ago

    Being a woman covering sports must have had it's obstacles. What's the biggest hurdle you have had to overcome in your career?

    Being a woman covering sports must have had it's obstacles. What's the biggest hurdle you have had to overcome in your career?

    • Amy Gutierrez
      Amy Gutierrez Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist
      almost 2 years ago Petaluma, CA, United States

      Hi Danica! Wow, great question. There are so many ups and downs being a female in the male-dominated sports industry. I believe the hardest part about my gender is simply that I do not have ANY margin for error. If I make the same mistake as a man it is criticized on a much larger scale. 

      Hi Danica! Wow, great question. There are so many ups and downs being a female in the male-dominated sports industry. I believe the hardest part about my gender is simply that I do not have ANY margin for error. If I make the same mistake as a man it is criticized on a much larger scale. 


Amy Gutierrez
Emmy Award-Winning Television Sports Journalist

Amy Gutierrez, better known as Amy G., is a multi-Emmy award winning television sports journalist on NBC Sports Bay Area. In 2018, she begins her 11th season as the San Francisco Giants in-game reporter on NBC Sports Bay Area. She also hosts GMAG and is a contributing reporter to Giants Pre and [...]

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