Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report and CNBC reporter Alex Sherman on ESPN’s future within Disney and whether ESPN will spin-off

Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report and CNBC reporter Alex Sherman on ESPN’s future within Disney and whether ESPN will spin-off

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - March 24, 2022 - 1:20:53

Episode 190 of the Sports Media Podcast features Taylor Rooks, a host and reporter for Bleacher Report and Turner Sports and Alex Sherman, who covers technology, media and telecommunications for CNBC. In this podcast Rooks discusses her “Taylor Rooks X vodcast, whose recent interviews include DeMar DeRozan, DK Metcalf and Micah Parsons; the challenges of booking guests and how much of that is relationship-based; reflections on covering the NBA bubble; the dehumanization of athletes and how we are all guilty of that; our shared fondness for Pam Oliver; the challenge of interviewing Kawhi Leonard; navigating wanting to promote your work but not to be overexposed, and more. Sherman discusses his piece on the near-term future of ESPN; the prospect of spinning off ESPN from Disney; the rift between Disney chiefs Bob Chapek and Bob Iger; how Chapek’s leadership has impacted ESPN; the future of sports betting and ESPN; how Chapek will navigate the issues regarding the Florida House bill and his company’s LGBTQ employees 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 and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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