2. Elle Duncan
Elle Duncan certainly made her mark in her first full year at ESPN. The former Atlanta and Boston sports reporter held back no punches when it came to issues regarding race on and off of the air. Back in September, Duncan reportedly refused to replace Jemele Hill on SportsCenter when Hill was the leading topic of discussion in the country after calling the 45th President a “White supremacist” in a series of tweets. Duncan was also quick to call out the Miami Dolphins for passing on signing Colin Kaepernick for Jay Cutler, a quarterback who previously had a losing record with current head coach Adam Gase.