Episode 35: Kevin Wildes, VP of Original Content for NBA Studio Production at ESPN



Right now is pretty great time for the NBA so it was a great time and a lot of fun to get to know Kevin Wildes a little bit. Kevin heads up the group that produces the “NBA Countdown” pregame and postgame shows, Rachel Nichols’ “The Jump” and “SportsNation”

Topics discussed

— Three women host an NBA studio show…

— How fun the on and off-court NBA action is right now…I ask whether all of the fun is authentic (spoiler: yes)

— What’s Kevin’s favorite part about producing TV shows

— John Walsh’s “three S’s” — three things a good show must have

— What’s involved with the daily production of The Jump and what’s involved with NBA Countdown including difference between regular season and playoffs

— Keith Olbermann’s ESPN2 Show

— Kevin’s time as an intern on the Late Show with David Letterman

— Kevin’s thought on being behind the camera instead of in front of it

— What it’s like being married to another ESPNer

You can find Kevin on Twitter at @kevinwildes and you can find his shows on ABC, ESPN, WatchESPN and the ESPN App.


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