Broadcaster Lesley Visser and Los Angeles Times deputy sports editor Iliana Limón Romero


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Episode 206 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Lesley Visser, the sports broadcaster and commentator who this month will be the first woman to receive the Emmys' Sports Lifetime Achievement Award. She is followed by Iliana Limón Romero who this month became the first female sports editor in its history, and the only Latina sports editor at a major U.S. newspaper.

In this podcast Visser discusses ice fishing with John Madden in Minneapolis and her relationship with Madden; being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award; her years at The Boston Globe as a writer; covering the fall of the Berlin Wall; working the Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals in 1984 and other memorable finals; coming up in an age prior to social media; not being allowed in clubhouses because of her gender; Al Michaels’ move to Amazon; if she misses sports television; her podcast with Sirius, and much more.

Romero discusses what a sports editor at a major metro daily like the LA Times does daily; how you cover Los Angeles given its large spread; whether she thinks digital-first or print first; who she envisions as the LA Times reader; being the only Latina sports editor at a major U.S. newspaper; what it’s like covering the Lakers; the most press-friendly in L.A.; how you staff high school sports coverage; the interest in USC Football; how she looks at audio, and much more.

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