James Andrew Miller on the increasing number of ESPN departures
Episode 123 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live and the host of the “Origins” podcast. In this podcast, Miller and Deitsch discuss ESPN and Dan Le Batard announcing they are mutually parting ways; why that relationship ended; the impact of ESPN management on that decision; Trey Wingo leaving the company; the impact of ESPN management on Wingo not being retained; longtime ESPN writers Wayne Drehs, Bonnie Ford and Ian O’Connor announcing last week they were no longer at ESPN; the impact of losing as many sports journalists as ESPN had over the past five years; what ESPN’s commitment to sports journalism is amid their larger ecosystem heading forward, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
Longtime sportscaster Trey Wingo
Jimmy Traina and Jane McManus
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.