Melissa Jacobs career in sports media is as accomplished and fascinating as any you will find in this business. She started in her native San Francisco at KNBR, eventually becoming the youngest executive producer in station history. She then moved to Bristol to work for ESPN. It was there she created the talent production department up two Sports Emmy Awards for he work on such shows as SportsCenter, NFL Live, Outside the Lines, and Jim Rome is Burning.
Needless to say, it was a real treat to have her on this podcast.
In today’s episode we discussed her background, the nuances of the 2017 NFL Draft, Colin Kaepernick, the NFL’s stance on issues, her plans for the relaunch of her website TheFootballGirl.com and much more. (Run Time: 62 minutes)
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