This NFL season, Odell Beckham Jr. – the New York Giants’ star second-year receiver – will appear weekly on ESPN New York 98.7FM’s The Michael Kay Show. Beginning September 3, Beckham will join Kay and co-host Don LaGreca,every Thursday to discuss the Giants and the NFL, continuing through the regular season and as long as the Giants are playing.
It’ll be 29 years at ESPN for me come the fall of 2015 (the only job I’ve ever had) after joining merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at a robust $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals and Indy 500; Wimbledon (11 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, in addition to overseeing the Listings Area and www.ESPNMediaZone.com, my main areas are tennis, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including ESPN’s history and growth.
Tournament Starts Sunday on ESPN2, ESPN3
Nine-time Champ Nadal Struggling; Sharapova, Clay Specialist?!; Possible True Grand Slams in ‘15?
50 Hours on ESPN2, ESPN3 with Nearly 300 Additional
Nine-time Winner Nadal, Two-time Champ Sharapova Defend their Titles while Top-Ranked Djokovic, Serena Seek Second Leg of True Grand Slam
Extensive Coverage from Five Events Leading to French Open
Nadal Seeks to Regain Form on Friendly Surface – Has Won 27 Titles at These Events, only Defends One Title
ESPN and ESPN2 were each up double digits in average 24-hour audience for the first quarter, which ended this past weekend, according to Nielsen. In addition, the total average audience of ESPN’s six measured networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes) was up nine percent. ESPN was up 11 percent, averaging more than … Read More
ESPN tennis analysts Mary Joe Fernandez and Brad Gilbert spoke with media today on a wide range of tennis topics. Currently, ESPN3 is providing live all-day coverage from the three main stadiums at the Miami Open presented by Itaú, with ESPN television joining for 25 hours starting Wednesday, April 1, through the weekend’s women’s and … Read More
ESPN, Inc. led the industry with 57 Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2014 across its platforms – ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN.com, ESPNEWS, espnW, Grantland.com, WatchESPN, and in its first year of eligibility, SEC Network. The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; the winners will be announced Tuesday, May 5, in New York.
ESPN tennis analysts Chrissie Evert, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver spoke with media today. Currently, ESPN3 is providing live all-day coverage from the three main stadiums at the BNP Paribas Open, with ESPN television joining on Thursday, March 19, through Sunday’s women’s and men’s championships.
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