Michael Grange, Ann Killion and Mark Feinsand
Episode 57 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. The first segment is a conversation with Michael Grange, who covers the Toronto Raptors for Sportsnet (Canada) and Ann Killion, a sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle who covers the Golden State Warriors. The second segment features Mark Feinsand, an MLB. com executive reporter, MLB Network Insider and the co-author of "Mission 27: A New Boss, A New Ballpark and One Last Ring For The Yankees' Core Four.” In this podcast, Grange and Killion discuss the challenges and professional excitement of covering a championship team; what the process was like to cover this year’s Raptors and Warriors; what kind of access they received as reporters; covering Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant daily; Killion on covering a team that consistently makes the NBA Finals; why Steph Curry is so unique among NBA superstars; the most challenging things about covering this year’s teams; who surprised each writer on the other team’s roster; what they anticipate will happen with Durant, Leonard and Klay Thompson; why Leonard’s camp does not leak and much more. Feinsanddiscussed his new book and why he felt it was a compelling subject; how to get people interested in the book who are not usually interested in the Yankees; whether covering the Yankees is different than covering other baseball teams; the metamorphosis of Alex Rodriguez from national pariah to anational voice in baseball; the challenges of getting information in baseball; how media access is MLB in 2019; the importance of reps if you want to be on sports television, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Radio.com and more.
John Ourand and James Andrew Miller
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.