Sportscaster Lindsay Czarniak’s career trajectory is only headed up

By Paul Farhi
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 12, 2010; C01

Lindsay Czarniak learned a great many things about sportscasting from her mentor, George Michael. One of the biggest was: Make it look like fun.  So here is Czarniak at the end of a 14-hour workday, delivering the sports news on Channel 4’s 11 p.m. broadcast. Connect with the audience, Michael told her. Don’t just read the prompter. Know it. Say it. Believe it. Czarniak sets up clips of the Capitals-Penguins hockey game: “The Alex Ovechkin-Sidney Crosby rivalry never really gets stale, ever!” And remember, it’s just sports, not war and peace. Sell it, kid, he said.  READ MORE at


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