Melissa Ludtke

S.I. reporter and plaintiff in baseball equal access case, Ludtke v. Kuhn

Award-winning journalist Melissa Ludtke reported and wrote for Sports Illustrated and Time magazine.┬áHer books have received wide acclaim, and her upcoming narrative social history book chronicles her groundbreaking 1978 federal legal case that established equal access for women reporters to report alongside male reporters in Major League Baseball locker rooms. Her judge’s decision in Ludtke v. Kuhn opened pathways for generations of young women to work in sports media, though issues revolving around gender equality in this profession are still in play 45 years later.