IF's very own agent, Gideon Cohen, was recognized in The Big Lead's 40 Under 40: Behind the Scenes in Sports Media. The list intends "to shine a light on people behind the scenes whose names you might not know who have a major hand in the sports content that you read, watch, and/or listen to". See below for Gideon's mention and view the full list by clicking here.
ESPN's Reporter, Holly Rowe, made an impactful appearance at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Resource's evening event, Healthy Woman. After struggling with recent battles with melanoma, Rowe shared her love of sports and knowledge about overcoming obstacles to connect with women everywhere.
Addressing a packed house, Rowe had an intention for her speech. "My goal for us tonight is that maybe something in my story and my journey will help you either as caregivers, or to take care of yourselves," she said. “I’m learning about how bad I was at taking care of myself, and so I want all of us to be inspired to take better care of ourselves and our health.”
Rowe also gave insight into her own fight against cancer and shared her ideas of preventative measures to lessen severity as a key take away for the audience. To read more about Holly's speech and the event, you can do so by clicking here.
IF Client Dari Nowkhah joins the Richard Deitsch SI Media Podcast to discuss his role at SEC Network, the rabid SEC fanbase, how he got from market #60 to ESPN, and his family. Tune in at the 1:16:45 mark to hear Dari's part of the conversation.
IF client Matt Yallof of MLB Network appeared this week on Richard Deitsch's Sports Illustrated Media Podcast. In his conversation with Deitsch, Matt discusses the uniqueness of his show, and his changed perspective on baseball, his career, and his life following a stroke in 2016. Tune in at the 47 minute mark for Matt's part of the podcast.
ESPN continues to expand their College Football Coverage and this year, eleven IF clients will contribute across a variety of channels.
Holly Rowe will continue as the sideline reporter on ESPN’s Saturday Night Primetime package of games.
Brock Huard and Anthony Becht will continue to serve as analysts on Saturdays on ESPN or ABC.
Tom Hart replaces Brent Musburger as the play-by-play voice of SEC Saturday Night on SEC Network.
Jason Benetti, Anish Shroff, and Dave Flemming will call play-by-play on Saturdays on ESPN or ABC. Flemming will also call games on Thursday nights on ESPN.
Mike Corey will call play-by-play on ESPNU/ESPNNews on Saturdays. Chris Cotter will call play-by-play on ESPNU/ESPNNews on nights throughout the week.
Lowell Galindo will call play-by-play for 2 games on Longhorn Network. Kevin Brown will call play-by-play for the Friday High School Football package on ESPNU.