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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative Honors Amanpour, Rhimes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 17

The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative gave its legends and trailblazers award to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and TV writer Shonda Rhimes at a luncheon today at the Rainbow Room in N.Y. King was interviewed along with actress Emma Stone , who plays King in the upcoming movie “Batt...

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