Robert Klemko and Jimmy Traina

11.12.2019 - By Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

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Episode 77 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests: First up is Robert Klemko, who is an investigative reporter in the Sports department of The Washington Post. Klemko worked at Sports Illustrated for six years prior to the Post. He is followed by Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina, who writes “Traina Thoughts” for and is the host of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast. He has worked at SI for 19 years.
In this podcast, Klemko discusses how he landed at The Washington Post and what is new job will entail; where he thinks Sports Illustrated is now and where will it be one year from now; the most important skills needed to cover the NFL in 2019; his reporting on Antonio Brown and Kellen Winslow Jr.; what teams he has found to be good with media access; how and why Lamar Jackson fell in the NFL Draft; what he has learned about investigative journalism when it comes to sports, and much more. 
Traina discusses all of the wrestling shows on television and how AEW has gotten off to a remarkable viewership start; Fox’s noon strategy for college football and how it’s working; Sean McDonough’s work; whether Monday Night Football is just another game; the challenges of doing a sports media podcast and booking guests; ESPN-ers talking politics in 2020, and more.  
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