Sports Jobs Q&A: The Best Way to Start an On-Camera Career

The most visible figures in the sports industry, outside of the athletes themselves, are the anchors and reporters that fill up our screen. We invite them into our home, laugh at their jokes and respect their sports opinion – it’s no wonder so many strive to be them. Some of the most common questions we […]

How to Become a Sports Broadcaster

This interview is part one of our three part interview series with John Strong, voice of the MLS on Fox Sports. To hear Strong in action, listen to his call for Darlington Nagbe’s 2011 MLS goal of the year at the bottom of this page. The majority of people trying to complete their dream by […]

A Week in the Life of a Sideline Reporter for the NFL on Fox

For the NFL on Fox’s Laura Okmin, one of the true joys of being a journalist comes from the relationships with players and coaches that develop over years, not weeks. “A player I’ve covered for years gave me a great compliment recently saying he appreciates that of the ten times I reach out to him, […]

Aspiring Sports Broadcasters – Listen Up!

There are fine lines, subtleties some might say, between successful sports broadcasters who rapidly climb the market ladder and the myriad of voices and faces that stay put in the small market netherworld. After 25 years of major market sports broadcasting experience and talent coaching, David Brody can diagnose the difference. “I can’t tolerate arrogance,” says […]

What the New NBA TV Deal Means for Sports Jobs

While we all struggle to digest the enormity of the new NBA broadcast rights deal, extending the current contract between the league and both ESPN and Turner Sports for the mind-altering price of $2.66 billion per year (up 186% from the current $940 million a year deal), there is another highly relevant topic worth discussing […]

10 Horrible Mistakes Made on Sports TV

During the recent inadvertent display of male genitalia during a morning TV show in Denver (you can watch the video here…if you are the one person who is yet to see it) the majority of the world laughed, gasped and thought ‘how could that happen!’, while at the same time a collective sigh went out […]

Becoming a Sports Broadcaster: Advice from a Professional

Part two of our three part series with John Strong, lead voice of the MLS on NBC. In part one, we discussed the early groundwork necessary to become a sports broadcaster, in part two we delve into actual on the job advice. “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” – Vince Lombardi […]

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