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Julie DiCaro

Born: 1973
Connection to Illinois: DiCaro was raised in northern rural Illinois. She lives in the Chicago suburbs.

Biography: Julie DiCaro is a Peabody-winning journalist, former attorney and sports talk radio host, and current sports writer and podcaster in Chicago. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vice Sports, The Establishment, and HuffPost. An outspoken critic of sexism in the media and online harassment, DiCaro joined with ESPN’s Sarah Spain in 2016 to create the viral video #MoreThanMean, for which she won a Peabody Award, a 2017 Gracie Award for Women in Media, a Clio Sports Grand, and many other awards. She also received a 2019 Gracie Award for her work in Chicago sports talk radio.

  • Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America - Starred Reviews - Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2022

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America
ISBN: 152474610X OCLC:

Dutton 2021

Shrill meets Brotopia in this personal and researched look at women's rights and issues through the lens of sports, from an award-winning sports journalist and women's advocate --