Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I are back for another edition of the Sports Media Weekly podcast.
As usual, Keith and I begin with the news of the week. We start with ESPN announcing that Samantha Steele will be the new host of College GameDay’s first hour on ESPNU. And we talked about her rise from Fox College Sports to Fox Sports Net to Longhorn Network and then to the ESON Mothership.
We moved to NBC releasing its Olympic mobile and tablet apps.
We also discussed ESPN’s Open Championship coverage and the August premiere of a new late night entertainment and talk show on ESPNU.
Our guest on this podcast is the very delightful Drea Avent who will be part of the NBC Olympics team. She’ll be covering the Women’s soccer tournament on MSNBC and NBC Sports Network.
We asked Drea how she got the gig, how she rose from working in local markets in Texas and Southern California to working the sidelines for the NFL on Fox last season.
Drea told us what her role in covering the US Women’s National Soccer Team for NBC and she gave us the storylines she’ll be reporting on during the 16 Days of Glory in London.
We’re going to have Drea on again. She was a fun interview. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by doing a search for Sports Media Journal, or you can listen to it right now by