The Producer and Director of Super Bowl LIV: Richie Zyontz and Rich Russo of Fox Sports
Episode 85 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Richie Zyontz and Rich Russo of Fox Sports. Zyontz and Russo are the lead producer and lead director for Super Bowl LIV. This will be Zyontz’s six Super Bowl as a lead game producer. It is the fourth Super Bowl Russo has directed.In this episode, Zyontz and Russo discuss the preparation that goes into the production elements of the Super Bowl; what they do day to day during Super Bowl week; how they practice for the worst contingencies; how the Chiefs and Niners’ specifically impact the broadcast; how much interaction they have with game announcers Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers prior to kickoff; what replays are like in the truck; how they determine what they will do on crowd shots; how they plan to incorporate the rules officials into the broadcast and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic.