Lisa Byington (Bucks) and Kate Scott (76ers) reflect on their first year as fulltime NBA play by play broadcasters
Episode 196 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests — Lisa Byington and Kate Scott, the first women full-time TV play-by-play broadcasters for a major men's professional sports team. Byington calls Milwaukee Bucks games and Scott calls the Philadelphia 76ers.In this podcast, Byington and Scott reflect on their first season in the NBA; the biggest challenges for them this season and how they handled them; how each provided support for the other during the season; receiving online criticism including gender-based criticism; their favorite interactions with players this year; Byington getting Giannis Anteokounmpo Oreo cookies during one flight; what it was like in March when they both called an NBA game at the same arena; receiving feedback from bosses; how they approach the future and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.
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