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ESPN Producer Teams Up In Fight Against MS

May 3, 2012

Set to emcee Golf MS Classic.

NEWINGTON, Conn. – Amina Hussein, a coordinating producer for ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning weekly pregame show, Sunday NFL Countdown, is teaming up with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter to host the eighth annual Golf MS Classic, Monday, May 14, at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

A native of Oakland, Calif., and now, a resident of Newington, Hussein joined Bristol-based ESPN in 2003 as a producer for SportsBash. Today, as a coordinating producer for Countdown, she manages on-air personalities as well as numerous field reporters. From 2008 to 2011, Hussein served as a coordinating producer for SportsCenter and NFL Live. Hussein also served as an ESPN talent producer. From February 2005 through June 2007, she worked on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and Sunday NFL Countdown. In June 2007, Hussein was promoted to manager where she was charged with the implementation and oversight of guest bookings for studio production news and information shows on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNEWS.

amina husseinPrior her affiliation with ESPN, Hussein spent more than three years at KNBR/KTCT Radio in San Francisco serving as a producer for the Rod Brooks Show and the Oakland Raiders pre- and post-game shows.

Hussein earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications from Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif., where she was named captain of the women’s basketball team. She is a member of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). In 2004, Hussein began feeling numbness on the left side of her body, which doctors first believed was the result of a pinched nerve. After a lengthy process of elimination, Hussein was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. Hussein has become increasingly involved in the quest to find a cure, partnering with the Connecticut Chapter to support its events and help raise awareness.

“We are so pleased to have Ms. Hussein co-host our golf event,” said Meg-Anne Staubley, golf classic organizer. “Her success in the world of sports and her compelling story on living life to the fullest in the face of a chronic illness will no doubt resonate with our participants and guests.”

Hussein will share host duties with Jason Page, East Haven, a veteran sports-radio host. His shows include The Back Page on ESPN Radio 1410 in Hartford and ESPN Radio 1300 in New Haven. He was also host and sports-anchor on Sirius/XM Radio on their NFL Channel and all-sports channels. Page also has a play-by-play background in both college and professional sports. Currently, he works as a host with CPTV Sports, and he will also be hosting weekends this spring on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York.

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents, like Hussein, live with multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease for which there is no cure. Funds raised by the chapter through events, such as the Golf MS Classic, fund scientific research and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter to people in Connecticut diagnosed with MS.

The 2012 Golf MS Classic, takes place Monday, May 14, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. The event features an 11 a.m. shotgun start, scramble format, and an evening event beginning with cocktails and followed by a dinner banquet and awards. For more information on the 2012 Golf MS Classic, presented by GE Capital Real Estate, visitwww.ctfightsMS.org.

 

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About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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