ESPN national MLB reporter Marly Rivera, Jim Miller on Adrian Wojnarowski’s suspension and talent agent Steve Herz on the sports media landscape
Episode 107 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features three guests. First up is ESPN national MLB writer Marly Rivera. Next is James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live the host of the “Origins” podcast. His latest project is a deep dive into the Cameron Crowe classic coming-of-age-film, “Almost Famous.” He is followed by agent Steve Herz, the president of The Montag Group and the author of a new book, “Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results.”Rivera discusses her piece on Black MLB players past and present on what needs to change; how a piece like that gets put together at ESPN; covering MLB amid COVID-19, the recent New York Times piece featuring ESPN employees criticizing the career pipeline and diversity of top leadership, and more. Miller discusses Wojnarowski’s suspension by ESPN for tweeting “f--- you”to a U.S. Senator; leaks at ESPN; whether this was selective discipline by ESPN; what this means for President Jimmy Pitaro heading forward in terms of discipline and much more. Herz discusses his new book and why he wrote it; the importance of Authority, Warmth and Energy; how COVID-19 has impacted the talent market right now and how it might 18 months down the road; how he advises clients on the intersection of politics and race and social media; what he would say to a young person who wants to enter the business and much 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.