Ernie Johnson on the Awful Announcing podcast.

On this week’s episode of the Awful Announcing podcast, host Ben Heisler is joined by Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson to talk his career path, what he’s doing during COVID-19 distancing restrictions (including his twice-weekly NBA Together talk show and his EJ’s Journalism School Twitter broadcasts), when he knew Inside The NBA was something special, and much more.

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Here’s the full breakdown.

  • 5:38 – How he and his family are handling/keeping busy during the pandemic
  • 7:30 – On finding a routine / starting EJ’s Journalism School
  • 11:35 – Which of the “J-School” lessons has stood out most?
  • 14:35 – His path in broadcasting… was there apprehension about working Braves games with his dad
  • 16:50 – When did he feel like he found his voice in broadcasting?
  • 20:36 – The moment he knew that there was something different and special about “Inside the NBA”
  • 23:45 – On the origin of the “Inside the NBA” games like “Who He Play For?” “How You Say That?” (etc…)
  • 29:25 – Memories/stories of travels and experiences with his NBA on TNT crew
  • 32:21 – His NBA Together show
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About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.