Meet the Match
SERBIAN TV REPORTER EXPANDS POPULARITY OF WOMEN’S SPORTS
During her experiences at the University of Belgrade where she specialized in political science and media, Nina Kolundzija solidified her passion to make a difference through journalism. Since then, Nina has become one of Serbia’s premier sports journalists and serves as a reporter and host for B92, one of the country’s largest news and media organizations.
In her role, Nina has covered multiple Olympic Games, tennis Masters, basketball World and European Championships, and created a documentary on the career of tennis legend, Novak Djokovic. However, Nina is B92’s first female anchor—only men had served in the role previously—and she feels the effects of Serbia’s male-dominated media industry, which primarily plays out as women not being perceived as capable in comparison to their male counterparts. Nina seeks to change this culture by leveraging media as a tool to increase the popularity and visibility of women’s sports and women journalists who cover their events.
For GSMP: Empowering Women through Sports 2019, Nina will be paired with the NHL mentoring team led by Susan Cohig, Executive Senior Vice President, Club of Business Affairs and Integrated Marketing (Lead mentor) and supported by Nicole Allison, Sarah Beeson, Beth Conroy, Emily Favre, Paul LaCaruba, and Aliya Meaney.