Sports editor for the Tower Times women's newspaper and worked part-time for the Democrat and Chronicle
Genesee Valley Park golf champion
Won other numerous golfing and bowling titles
Graduated in 1942 with a BA in government
Worked for the Times-Union for 42 years
Became the first female golf writer to be awarded press credentials at the Masters golf tournament in 1965
Called "the woman who opened doors for female athletes"
Known for being the first person to spot the talent of Lee Trevino, winner of the U.S. Open
Founded the Rochester Press-Radio Club Sportswomen of the Year Luncheon and Fashion Show in 1979 as part of the club's Day of Champions, and served as the event's chair until 1981
In 1982, the luncheon established the Jean Giambrone Service Award, given annually to a person who has made an exemplary lifetime commitment to local women's sports, and Giambrone was the first recipient
Second female ever (the first was Wilma Rudolph) to receive the Major Donald Holleder Award, given to a person "who's active life has exhibited the highest level of sportsmanship, character, courage, and achievement"
Known as "Rochester's First Lady in Sports"
Charter Member of the Mary Cariola Golf Tournament which raises money for a local children's service agency