Living The Dream Podcast: Shelley Smith
Shelley Smith is a reporter for ESPN and one of my mentors. She’s seen a lot during her career and was very honest about her fight with breast cancer, dealing with tough athletes and twitter trolls.
:10 Covered the O.J. Simpson trial for Sports Illustrated.
:16 On a plane, got the exclusive interview with Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson who tested positive for steroids at the 1988 Olympics.
:22 1990. Covered the sudden death of LMU basketball star Hank Gathers.
:30 How she was hired by ESPN.
:32 Producing a 30 For 30 on the 2006 USC vs Texas Rose Bowl.
:35 How she dealt with battling breast cancer and going on TV with a bald head.
:41 After being declared cancer free, covered Marcus Mariota getting drafted.
:47 Donnovan Hill who was paralyzed from the neck down making a tackle during a Pop Warner football game.
:50 Jake Olson who lost his vision to cancer and is now a freshman at USC
:57 Has authored 3 books.
1:08 Advice for young reporters.
1:11 How she deals with twitter trolls.
1:16 Working on a book about Al Davis.
July 27, 2015