AA Podcast #61 – Kevin Burkhardt, NFL on Fox

In today's podcast we welcome the newest member of one of the most exclusive fraternities in broadcasting. 39 year old Kevin Burkhardt is the only rookie play by play man calling NFL games for one of the major networks and he joins us to talk about his remarkable career path and his first few weeks on the job for Fox. Kevin chats with AA about…

-His experience through the first three weeks of the season and if he's had a "welcome to the big leagues" moment working for the NFL on Fox.
-The most unique elements of calling national NFL games.
-His career path that has taken him from local radio through working at a car dealership to calling NFL games.
-What one thing he learned from selling cars has helped him most in broadcasting. Seriously!
-Balancing his SNY duties with the Mets with NFL duties for Fox.
-The challenges in covering a team that's far out of the playoff race late in the season.
-Working a broadcast with Jerry Seinfeld and being one of the few people the comedian follows on Twitter.
-Looking ahead to this week's Chiefs-Giants game.

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A lot of fascinating insights from Kevin, especially for any young prospective broadcasters out there. It's definitely worth your time.

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For more from Kevin, follow him on Twitter @kevinburkhardt.

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