Inside Look at FOX NFL Coverage

Thank you to Shawn Sailer for posting this on Twitter. Ever wonder what a major sports production looks like from the inside? Almost 50 million viewers took in last weekend’s Cardinals-Panthers NFC Championship game on FOX, and it pretty much went off without a hitch. When I worked in television production, the analogy we used…

A Broadcasters Road to the MLB

Full credit to Michael Hirn for posting this on Twitter. The Bleacher Report’s Zachary Rymer recently posted a fascinating look at the life of a minor league baseball broadcaster with a dream of making it to the bigs. We all know how difficult it is for players, but it may be just as tough, if not…

New Dodgers Announcer with Jay and Dan

The future voice of the LA Dodgers, and the man to replace the irreplaceable Vin Scully is Joe Davis. Announced late 2015, Davis will begin his career with the Dodgers calling select road games for the club as Scully transitions out of a position he’s held for the bulk of his life. He leaves behind…

Phil Giubileo’s Blog Offers Great Advice

Thanks to a recent post in the STAA Forums on hockey broadcasting, I got reminded of a fantastic resource from a very very good broadcaster. Phil Giubileo is the play-by-play announcer for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. His website, http://www.playbyplay.biz serves both as a portfolio of his work,…

TSN’s Nabil Karim Reflects on Rise to Top

He’s one of broadcasting’s “good guys”. TSN reporter and Sportscentre anchor Nabil Karim has had a rapid but very well deserved rise to national television, and now he’s looking back on a wild start to a successful career with Canada’s sports leader. I had the opportunity to work with Nabil for a year or so…