Broadcaster Renee Paquette (known as Renee Young in the WWE) and Stephanie Ready of NBA TV and Turner Sports
Episode 111 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch 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 followed by Turner Sports and NBA TV reporter Stephanie Ready. In this podcast, Young discusses leaving the WWE after nearly eight years; her desire to host a longform audio and video interview podcast in the future; getting the coronavirus and how that still impacts her health today; feeling lost during the time she was assigned as the first full time woman to be on the RAW commentary desk; hearing Vince McMahon in her ear and what it is like to be produced and overproduced by the WWE; the surreal juggling act she had to do when calling her husband’s (Jon Good, who performs as Jon Moxley) matches; her non-compete clause after leaving the WWE; what she thinks about the prospect of joining AEW after her non-compete is over; why Paul Heyman is a genius; traveling with her husband in airports and elsewhere; her upcoming cookbook, “Messy In The Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously, and Drinking Copiously” which will come out next year, and much more.Ready discusses her assignment inside the NBA bubble in Orlando; how she and her family came to the decision that she should go; the decision of NBA players to protest games; how she reported within the bubble; her desire to work as a game analyst again; how she sees the athlete movement heading forward; and much more.You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
The NBA’s viewership issues (featuring Anthony Crupi and Austin Karp) and soccer host extraordinaire Kate Abdo
Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche of NFL Media and authors Kavitha Davidson (who also works at The Athletic) Jessica Luther
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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.