Covering Kobe Bryant (with Howard Beck and Tim Kawakami)
Episode 86 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Howard Beck of Bleacher Report and Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. Both writers covered Kobe Bryant extensively during Bryant’s career. In this podcast, Beck and Kawakami discuss Bryant as an interview subject; the level of access he gave reporters; how long they covered him; how reporters should address the sexual assault case in Eagle, Colo; their most memorable interaction with Bryant; whether Bryant was calculating with reporters;what Beck would ask Bryant if he had 15 more minutes with him and more. Beck hosts his own podcast, "The Full 48.” Kawakami also hosts his own podcast, “The TK Show.” You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
The Producer and Director of Super Bowl LIV: Richie Zyontz and Rich Russo of Fox Sports
Jamie Little and Shannon Spake of Fox Sports
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.