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Justine Pouravelis ’06 Snags TV Sports Gig, Cameo in Red Sox Commercial Archives

Justine Pouravelis '06


Justine Pouravelis ’06, recognized as a standout on the women’s basketball team, earning Fourth-Team All-American, All-NESCAC and NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year honors, has been spotted in a commercial airing on the New England Sports Network, the regional cable television network more commonly known as NESN.

Pouravelis has worked behind the scenes at NESN since she left Bowdoin, working her way up from associate producer to full studio producer, now working on Red Sox post-game and college hockey shows. She also produces Red Sox Small Talk, a show featuring questions asked by children and answered by the players.

She tells the Bowdoin Daily Sun that working in live TV is the closest thing she’s found to playing a sport. “There’s such an adrenalin rush,” says Pouravelis.

“You’re working together as you would on team, but instead of competing, you’re working toward a creative product, infusing projects with energy and presenting the highs and lows of a game in your unique way.”

The spot in which she appears is in heavy rotation in the living rooms of scores of New England sports fans. “It airs all the time,” she says. “It’s pretty funny.”

Here’s a look at one of Pouravelis’ Red Sox Small Talk segments: