Renee Paquette and Shalise Manza Young
Episode 125 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Renee Paquette, who worked for nearly eight years as a WWE broadcaster under the name Renee Young. She is the host of “Oral Sessions with Renée Paquette,” an uncensored and unscripted weekly in-depth conversation with a personality. She is followed by Shalise Manza Young, a columnist for Yahoo Sports and a former Boston Globe sports writer.In this podcast, Paquette discusses her pregnancy (she and the AEW wrestler Jon Moxley are having a girl); how the pregnancy announcement came to be on AEW; the shock of the death of Brodie Lee (Jon Huber); missing people in pro wrestling; whether we will see a woman at the main announcing desk of “Raw”; the creative freedom of AEW versus WWE; her upcoming cookbook, “Messy In The Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously, and Drinking Copiously” which will come out in May 2021; whether her husband practices promos in her house; if she thinks Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey will return to pro wrestling; the future of Roman Reigns as a heel or a face; missing out on being a heel commentator and much more. Young discusses her column on how Aqib Talib is representing Black Americans in the Fox NFL broadcast booth; how for decades we’ve been trained to believe that live sporting events must be broadcast a certain way; covering Talib while he was with the Patriots; cornerbacks as analysts; why it was Fox that hired Talib; why representation matters; how the coverage of women’s sports and women in sport as we head to 2021; 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.