So You Want to Work in Sports: Advice and Insights from Respected Sports Industry Leaders (Hardcover)
An essential resource offering career insight and practical advice from industry-leading sports professionals. In So You Want to Work in Sports, K. P. Wee has gathered invaluable first-hand perspectives from sports industry leaders with decades of experience in a range of fields, including broadcasting, sports management, journalism, scouting, marketing, analytics, and more. These seasoned professionals share their stories of how they got started in sports and the lessons they learned along the way. Wee shares how veteran sports radio reporter Ted Sobel deals with emotional athletes after a difficult loss; what broadcasters Chris King, Jeff Levering, and Steve Granado have to say about working in play-by-play; what advice Kris Budden has for conducting a quality interview; how respected baseball executive Andy Dolich got to where he is today, and more. Full of tips, advice, and inspiration for those wanting to gain a foothold in the competitive sports industry, So You Want to Work in Sports is an indispensable resource for students and young professionals alike.
K. P. Wee is an educator based in Vancouver, Canada, with a passion for helping students and writing about sports. He is the author of multiple sports-related books, including The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season; Tom Candiotti: A Life of Knuckleballs; and The Case for Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame. Wee has worked for the local Vancouver Canadians (Minor League Baseball) and Greater Vancouver Canadians (Major Midget Hockey) on the media relations and broadcasting side and hosts a podcast called "The K. P. Wee Podcast."