Suzy Kolber of ESPN
Episode 199 of the Sports Media Podcast features ESPN host and reporter Suzy Kolber, one of the company’s longtime NFL voices and part of this week’s NFL Draft coverage. In this podcast Kolber discusses how she prepares for her role on ESPN/ABC’s NFL Draft coverage; making connections with prospects prior to the NFL Draft; the challenge of determining what to ask prospects in a short period of time; when she learns who is being drafted; her decision to be NFL-specific professionally; the skillset of thriving and surviving at a high-profile organization; seeing her contemporaries as such as Kenny Mayne and Trey Wingo leave; being asked to take a pay cut and how she reacted to it; her 29th year at ESPN; the skill set needed to host on sports television; being a pioneer in sports television and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.
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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.