Meet the "Real" Stenographer behind the viral ESPN video

via ESPN writer Andrea Andrews and AP writer Dave Skretta
Toni Christy and Nigel Hayes

Toni Christy and Nigel Hayes

Normally ASAP Sports stenographer Toni Christy does her job in complete anonymity. She transcribes words from athletes in news conferences in an unseen area away from all the flashing lights, and finishes the job in less than 30 minutes. After each event she'll quietly put away her $5,000 steno machine, trot off to have a glass of wine and reflect on the day's events.

Christy with Wisconsin men's basketball team

Christy with Wisconsin men's basketball team

All that changed last week during the NCAA men's basketball tournament when the curiosity of Nigel Hayes and a couple of Wisconsin men's basketball players thrust her and her profession into the national spotlight.

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