Sports is generally not known for having high caliber reporting. In fact, most of the time when I’m watching I’m amazed at how boring the questions seem that are being asked on the sidelines. But despite this perceived laid back nature there is a ton of work that goes into sports reporting. I’m talking stats. I’m talking about demanding an interview from someone that doesn’t want to talk to you right now. I’m talking about trying to say something intelligent while not overwhelming the interviewee and trying to keep everything under 30 seconds. There’s a whole lot that goes into it. And that’s just the sideline reporting side of things. Today we speak with Angela Lauren, who has been there and done that with just about every job in the sports reporter field.
3:45 - The road to becoming a sports reporter.
9:00 - Local sports reporting.
10:30 - Post game sideline interviews.
13:00 - Building relationships with players, coaches and programs.
14:15 - Bad questions being asked on the sideline.
17:00 - Needing to use stats as a female sports reporter.
21:00 - The freelance world.
25:00 - Finding and making your own story.
30:30 - The most important job in freelance reporting, and the most time consuming job.
34:00 - What makes for a good interview?
45:00 - Sports reporters being able to speak their mind.
51:00 - Pay.
55:00 - Becoming one of the best.
58:30 - The ways to get started.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner