ESPN+’s big weekend: Alexis Nunes and Kay Murray interviews
World Soccer Talk: Premier League, MLS, Champions League, EFL and more
In the NEW episode, number 1406, Kyle Fansler discusses ESPN+'s big weekend. Plus, Kartik Krishnaiyer interviews a pair of ESPN's talent ahead of El Clasico and FA Cup Quarterfinals. Kartik Krishnaiyer interviews Alexis Nunes, who is part of the on-site crew for ESPN+'s coverage of the biggest game in Spain. Later, we hear a conversation between Krishnaiyer and Kay Murray, one of the studio hosts for ESPN FC. Murray will be on the coverage of the FA Cup Quarterfinals this weekend. Plus, we answer your questions in the Listener Mailbag segment.
ESPN's Alexis Nunes; Grant on Pulisic & Steffen in the Champions League Final
Fútbol with Grant Wahl
Grant has a delightful conversation (at 2:30) with Alexis Nunes, the London-based ESPN host who appears on ESPN FC, conducts interviews with top soccer stars and also covers the sport of cricket. Nunes explains what it has been like to be at the center of the soccer world in the UK in recent weeks, how she has managed to work during the pandemic, how she got the nickname The Haaland Whisperer, her journey from Jamaica to Connecticut to London, and much more.At the top of the show, Grant has an audio column on USMNT pillars Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen making the men's UEFA Champions League final and what it means for the sport in the United States.This episode of Fútbol with Grant Wahl is brought to you by Fanatiz. Frustrated that you can't get games from Spain's La Liga on your cable or satellite system? Sign up to stream Fanatiz. On Fanatiz, you can watch all the action in La Liga and other international leagues and tournaments live and on-demand from your mobile phone, tablet or directly on your TV with the Fanatiz app. Fanatiz features channels you know, like BeIN Sports in English and Spanish, GolTV and many more. And it costs only $7.99 a month. If you’d like to try Fanatiz for yourself, you can get a free week-long trial by going to fntz.co/Grant-FZ.Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, Alexis Nunes, a Jamaican reporter and host for ESPN FC and ESPNcricinfo speaks about her journey as a sport journalist. She shares how her interest in sports developed, attending media school and her start as a reporter and producer at SportsMax Limited. She shares about being mentored by Simon Crosskill and working alongside former West Indies cricketers Jeffrey Dujon and Wavell Hinds. She also discusses her experience working with colleagues such Craig Burley at ESPN. Alexis also discussed: 1. How she discovered her natural affinity for television and her comfort in front of cameras at a young age. 2. Her family’s history, as El Salvadorians and Jamaicans. 3. The decline of interest in cricket regionally4. Her move from Jamaica to the United States of America and subsequently, the United Kingdom.Other topics regarding her journey as a sports reporter are:1. Being a female reporter and broadcaster in a male-dominated industry2. The transition from working at SportsMax Limited to ESPN and the difference in broadcasting styles at SportsMax Limited and ESPN. 3. The highs and lows of live broadcasting4. Memorable interviewsAlexis has covered several major events for ESPN including the 2015 PanAm Games and has been cohost of the popular ESPNFC. She has served as a commentator at the 2015 and 2019 Cricket World Cups, 2019 Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup, IPL 2014 and the Major League Soccer (MLS). Connect with Alexis on:InstagramFacebookTwitterCheck out our website: www.thedrivephase.com You can listen to The Drive Phase on any podcast directory. Here are a few:Stitcher Podcast Apple Podcast TuneIn Google PodcastFeel free to follow us on Social Media Twitter: @thedrivephaseja Facebook: The Drive Phase Instagram: Thedrivephase