Outstanding Alumna Laura Rutledge

During lunch on Saturday, the ZTA Foundation honored its 2022 Outstanding Alumna: Laura McKeeman Rutledge.

Laura has hosted “SEC Nation,” SEC Network’s live college football pre-game show, since 2017 and “NFL Live,” ESPN’s year-round weekday professional football news and information show, since 2020.

Laura was initiated into ZTA at Gamma Iota Chapter at University of Florida in 2007. She served as Judicial Chair of her chapter and was a member of the Florida Cicerones ambassador tour team. She earned her broadcast journalism degree and received the 2011 Red Barber Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. She also wore the crown as Miss Florida 2012 in the 2013 Miss America pageant.

Read more about Laura on ZTA's website.

During her remarks, Laura said, "Looking around this room right now, I think about the power we have as women. Everyone in here is a leader and a difference maker." She shared stories of her collegiate days, her family life and career. Laura also commented about, "What an incredible gift ZTA gives us—joy."