One of the first media members to cover a sporting event on site during the COVID-19 pandemic, FOX NASCAR reporter Alan Cavanna, describes in detail the steps he took to enter Charlotte Motor Speedway and work a race. Find out why it may have gone more smoothly than a regular race even though the production … Continued
ESPN’s Grand Slam Host Chris McKendry reflects on the golden era of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams and how it could end with the COVID-19 pandemic. She agrees with Federer and Billie Jean King, who think the men’s and women’s tours would be stronger together. A tennis player herself who was … Continued
Following five weeks of record ratings for “The Last Dance,” which helped ESPN to an 11 percent bump in April viewership year over year, the network will air three 30 for 30 Films over the next four Sunday nights, filling the void left without live sports. Two of the films will return to the late … Continued
As one of the first leagues to get back to business during the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR’s return this weekend is a product of proactive scheduling by NASCAR President Steve Phelps with broadcast partner FOX. Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson says drivers may benefit from running four races in 11 days. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate William … Continued
In this crossover episode, meet Bleav In The Blind Broadcaster Luther King. He discusses how he announces games, when his career started, who inspires him, where he sees himself down the road and why he says he’s no different than any other sportscaster.
When your basketball tournament and spring sports schedule are canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic, what do you do? Big Ten Network Director of Digital Content Chris Malcolm says Zoom and other tools help several editorial teams at the network work from home while telling new stories in different ways. Sharing lessons and memories from 10 … Continued
In a COVID-19 world, ESPN Vice President, Production Seth Markman and NFL Network Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Mark Quenzel preview their combined presentation as well as how the ABC version of the NFL Draft draws new viewers. Find out how producers and talent will social-distance, why some of the production techniques may … Continued
With the Buccaneers signing Tom Brady and hosting the Super Bowl at the end of the upcoming NFL season, and the Rays potentially being home to a Cactus-Grapefruit League World Series, we speak with Rays host and play-by-play announcer Neil Solondz about Tampa Bay becoming an epicenter for sports during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the golf world announces a revised 2020 schedule this week, Devon Fox, Director, Digital Platform Innovation at the PGA TOUR, talks about efforts to engage fans with new content on PGATOURLive.com, create immersive experiences like Every Shot Live and become a more inclusive community.
With iRacing races, NASCAR has set a new standard for eSports TV viewers while IndyCar keeps drivers and fans engaged with its own events during the COVID-19 global pandemic. NBCSports.com lead motorsports writer Nate Ryan explains how these simulations are closer to the real thing than other major sports and why the races are drawing … Continued
Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.