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Red Stars name Lindsay Eanet the club’s new public address announcer

Eanet becomes the first female PA voice in Chicago

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The Chicago Red Stars didn’t have to look very far to find the club’s new public address announcer. The club’s new voice, Lindsay Eanet, is a member of Local 134. She becomes the only female PA announcer in Chicago.

“We’re thrilled to have Lindsay on board. Her enthusiasm for the sport, passion for the team, and connection to the booth are undeniable,” Arnim Whisler, Owner and CEO of the Red Stars, said in an emailed statement. “The Red Stars are dedicated to creating an organization that is reflective of our player and fan base, and we believe the addition of Lindsay moves us even closer to that goal.”

Eanet serves as the Executive Director at the North Center Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she co-authored and edited “Back in the Game,” a memoir by famed Chicago sportscaster Rich King. Eanet is a graduate of the University of Missouri.

She’s also the daughter of Dave Eanet, the sports director at WGN Radio and the play-by-play voice for the Northwestern University football team.

“My brother and I grew up watching football games from the broadcast booth at Ryan Field,” Eanet said in a statement. “I’m incredibly honored to have the opportunity to carry on a family legacy, make Chicago history and be a part of the Chicago Red Stars’ story.”

Eanet was slated to make her debut at the home opener on April 25, but instead will make her introduction as the voice of the Red Stars at the Merchandise Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 20th at 8:30 PM CT. This virtual event on Zoom will feature Red Stars staff and players — including Alyssa Naeher, Emily Boyd, and Coach Rory Dames — showcasing the team’s newest merchandise line, according to a release from the club.