AA Podcast #75 – Andrew Catalon talks curling


On this week's podcast we're joined by the voice of curling and lead announcer for NBC's Olympic curling coverage, Andrew Catalon. While Andrew works the Olympics for NBC, his full-time job is with CBS Sports and the CBS Sports Network. Andrew was named one of our Rising Stars for 2013 in the broadcast industry for his work on a multitude of sports. Today he joins us to talk about topics that include…

-Just recently getting a full-time job with CBS Sports Network and giving up his local sportscasting job in Albany.
-Advice he would give to younger broadcasters hoping to move up in the broadcasting world.
-Calling college basketball for CBS and working with Clark Kellogg this winter.
-The phone call that led to his start in curling.
-How he learned the rules for the sport and what it's like to call Olympic sports like curling and handball. Just how good of a curler is he?
-The cult following of curling and the ride he's been on with the sport since Vancouver 2010.
-Medal hopes for Team USA and the redemption narrative of John Shuster.
-How he approaches the cultural issues in Russia and the threat of possible violence at the Olympics.
-What's left on his announcing bucket list and hopes for a National Curling League in America some day.

For more from Andrew, follow him on Twitter @andrewcatalon.

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