This week on the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch interviews ESPN broadcaster Bob Ley.
Welcome to the seventh episode of the SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which will be published weekly, Deitsch will interview members of the sports media about their work, and interesting people about the sports media.
This week the guest is ESPN broadcaster Bob Ley, the longest-serving commentator at ESPN (he started work as a SportsCenter anchor on September 9, 1979—the third day of operation for ESPN), the host of Outside The Lines and the lead host for its World Cup coverage for both ABC and ESPN. In the podcast Ley discusses how Outside The Lines chooses its topic, why ESPN has repeatedly changed the show’s time slot, the future of soccer on ESPN, why OTL dropped a Hope Solo story on the eve of the Women’s World Cup, how long he wants to work at ESPN, just how important his golden blazer is to him and more.