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Lisa Byington (Bucks) and Kate Scott (76ers) reflect on their first year as fulltime NBA play by play broadcasters

Lisa Byington (Bucks) and Kate Scott (76ers) reflect on their first year as fulltime NBA play by play broadcasters

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - April 14, 2022 - 59:12

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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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.

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