Twenty Years Ago Tonight: “I See O.J.”

June 17, 1994 was one of the most infamous nights in history. It was the O.J. Simpson White Bronco chase that captured the imagination of the entire nation. Some 95 million people watched as the networks covered Simpson running from the law. Just a little background. On June 13, Simpson’s estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson […]

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A Quick Thursday Sports Media Notebook

As I get back into sports media mode after spending five days in California for my cousin’s wedding, let’s provide some news that you may have missed over the last couple of days. I’m still a bit on West Coast time and I totally understand what Tony Bennett meant when he sang “I Left My […]

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ABC’s Barbara Walters Speaks With V. Stiviano

The woman who brought down Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was interviewed on ABC News’ 20/20. On Friday, Barbara Walters spoke with Stiviano without her crazy visor and was supposed to speak with Sterling as well, but he backed out at the last minute. Stiviano told Walters that she’s Sterling’s “right hand arm … […]


REPORT: Michael Strahan to Join Good Morning America

In the wake of Josh Elliott leaving ABC’s Good Morning America, the network is reloading. Michael Strahan of Fox NFL Sunday and Live with Kelly and Michael will be joining the show. CNN’s Brian Stelter reports that the Strahan’move could be officially announced later this week. He would not replace anyone and once he’s finished […]


Former ESPN’er Josh Elliott Leaves GMA; Joins NBC Sports

In a move that jolted two highly competitive arenas, morning television and sports media, Josh Elliott is leaving ABC’s Good Morning America which he helped vault into the number one slot over NBC’s Today and will be joining NBC Sports. The New York Times’ Bill Carter reports that Elliott will be used across NBC Sports’ […]

It’s Official! Nate Silver Joins ESPN/ABC in a Myriad of Roles

After getting this news from Brian Stelter of the New York Times on Friday, we now have the official announcement of statistical guru Nate Silver joining ESPN/ABC. Here are some of the highlights of this rather interesting move. Silver’s FiveThirtyEight site will leave its New York Times host and become its own URL once again. […]

BREAKING NEWS: ESPN/ABC Snags Nate Silver from New York Times; Reportedly Will Join “Olbermann”

Well, here’s a shocker on a late Friday night. It appears “Olbermann” has made its first outside hire and it’s political/baseball statistician Nate Silver. The man who gained prominence using his statistical matrices to correctly call the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections is apparently leaving the New York Times where he was been associated since […]

Bringing You A Few Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts And More…

Let’s do a few sports media thoughts and a couple non-sports thoughts. They’re in bullet form, of course. Fox did its usual good job in covering the MLB All-Star Game. The production was spot on. Joe Buck was decent. Ken Rosenthal was good in his role. Fox did not shove Erin Andrews down our throats […]

Let's Get Some Linkage Out

I’ve accumulated a lot of links. They’re slowing down my browser so let’s clear them so I can let my computer get back some memory. Lots of stuff going on. Let’s start with ESPN stuff as it dominated the news today with its network upfront presentation to advertisers and also confirmed personnel moves. First, Sports […]

Doing A Few Sunday Links

Let’s some linkage on this Sunday. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that the NBA lockout has forced the cancellation of the rest of its November games forcing ESPN, TNT, NBA TV and regional sports networks to fill huge programming holes. Michael Malone at Multichannel notes that some Hawaiian viewers lost part of Thursday’s Game […]

People You Should Follow On Twitter, Part 9 & The Last One

Ok, this is the final installment of this mini-series that took much longer than I thought. I began this on July 17 and with a few stops and starts, finally finishing this in August. You’ve had quite a few categories, sports media, sports business, sports TV PR, MLB, NFL, NHL, Tennis, college basketball, college football, […]

US Women’s Soccer Team To Appear On GMA

The US Women’s National Soccer Team is back in the United States after losing in penalty kicks to Japan. But it will not stop a media tour for the women. They’ll begin in New York with a stop at the Good Morning America studios in Times Square. This is our first ABC News press release […]