Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Robert Griffin III of ESPN and Katie Strang and Mark Lazerus of The Athletic

Robert Griffin III of ESPN and Katie Strang and Mark Lazerus of The Athletic

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - November 2, 2021 - 57:41

Episode 166 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. First up is ESPN college football and NFL analyst Robert Griffin III. He is followed by Katie Strang and Mark Lazerus of The Athletic. In this podcast, Griffin discusses the how he landed at ESPN; his audition process at Fox and ESPN; why the ESPN job made sense; whether he sees broadcasting as a long-term proposition versus playing again; his preparation for calling games with Mark Jones and Quint Kessenich; why, in his opinion, some former players succeed and why some do not succeed in sports broadcasting; his role in production meetings; his interest in providing opinion versus doing a game broadcast; discussing Langston Hughes on the Oklahoma-Kansas broadcast; his interest in doing NFL content, learning about broadcast boards and much more. Lazerus and Strang discuss the damming results of the Jenner & Block investigation; TSN's Rick Westhead’s powerful interview with Kyle Beach and the reporting on the sexual abuse allegations Beach made against former Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich; how the Blackhawks fan base has responded to stories; the challenges of reporting this type of story; how ESPN and Turner will cover this as new rightsholders and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and more.

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About The Show

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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