ESPN’s Holly Rowe speaks French and English in WNBA Draft interview; Twitter reacts
ESPN reporter Holly Rowe acquired many a “tres bien” from her confrères in media for conducting a bilingual interview with WNBA Draft decide Iliana Rupert, a France worldwide, on Thursday night time.
Rupert was chosen ninth total by the Las Vegas Aces. With the draft being a digital occasion for the second yr in a row due to COVID-19, Rowe carried out the post-selection interview in an ESPN studio whereas Rupert was on digital camera remotely.
Rowe started the interview with “Bonsoir,” or “Good night,” and requested Rupert in French whether or not she spoke English. Rupert responded within the affirmative and the interview proceeded in English.
“It is at all times been certainly one of my desires and it is wonderful being acknowledged,” Rupert stated. “I am actually comfortable to [represent] my nation and I am simply excited to lastly begin this journey.”
After two extra questions and responses in English, Rowe switched again to French for the interview’s conclusion, telling Rupert “Bienvenue,” or “Welcome,” to the WNBA. She additionally gave her regards to Rupert’s household.
Rowe’s media colleagues had been fast with the compliments.
No one deserves Greeny cash. Not even Greeny. That stated, Holly Rowe @sportsiren and Doris Burke @heydb are pretty much as good at what they do as anybody on the Bristol campus no matter any no matter qualifier you wish to add.
— jay greeson (@jgreesontfp) April 16, 2021
It’s exhausting sufficient to say your personal identify on TV not to mention converse French. Holly Rowe ain’t need to stunt on us like that. Now I gotta study too.
— Max McGee (@MaxMcGeeTV) April 16, 2021
Holly Rowe out right here dominating play IN FRENCH
— Erik Horne (@ErikkHorne) April 16, 2021