SBD/September 27, 2013/Media
People & Personalities: Did Valentine's 9/11 Comments Cost Him TBS Job?
Published September 27, 2013
BACK AT THE PLATE: In St. Louis, Dan Caesar reports former MLBer Jack Clark has been "hired to host a show" by Insane Broadcasting's WQQX-AM. Clark, who was removed from WGNU-AM last month after on-air allegations that Angels 1B Albert Pujols used PEDs, will host the mid-afternoon show beginning Oct. 7. Clark "insisted he won't be gun-shy with his approach" on the Fox Sports Radio affiliate (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 9/27).
GOING INSIDE THE TRUCK: THE MMQB's Richard Deitsch profiled CBS Sports Producer/Dir Suzanne Smith, who is the "only woman currently directing games for any of the five networks televising the NFL." She directed her first game in '83, but she does not "consider herself a pioneer in a field dominated by males." Smith: "I save the word pioneer for a Billie Jean King or Lesley Visser. ... I just do what I do. It is a privilege to direct the NFL and to be in the position I am in" (MMQB.SI.com, 9/25).
HIT THE ACCELERATOR: In New York, Pete Dougherty profiles ESPN Associate Producer Trevor Gavin and notes he "plays a prominent role in ESPN's coverage of NASCAR." Gavin prior to the NASCAR assignment worked two years on "MNF" and said his current job is a "lot more fast-paced." He said, "On football, you have that natural break between plays. As the graphic producer on football, when the play is happening, that's when you're lining up ... what you're going to do in between" (Albany TIMES-UNION, 9/27).