Shelley Smith interviews QB Michael Vick, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, after a game in 2013.
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By The SI Staff
July 17, 2015

Welcome to the 11th 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.

Courtesy of Shelley Smith

This week the guest is ESPN reporter Shelley Smith. In the podcast Smith discusses her public battle with breast cancer, ESPN nearly dropping her in 2014, being a woman in her 50s on sports television, counseling colleague Britt McHenry after McHenry appeared on a video tape berating a tow-truck operator, producing an upcoming 30 for 30 on the 2006 college football national title game between Texas and USC and missing Stuart Scott and Bryan Burwell.

Be sure to check back each week in Deitsch's media column for the latest episode. A reminder: you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and you can view all of SI's podcasts here.


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