Richard Deitsch on Muck Rack

Richard Deitsch Verified

New York City
Writer and Reporter — Sports Illustrated
As seen in:  Sports Illustrated, BuzzFeed

Writer/Reporter for Sports illustrated and @sinow; adjunct at @columbiajourn, alum of @UMKnightWallace; fan of Ann Arbor, Buffalo and New York. Father of twins.

Months after cancer diagnosis, Sager ready for sideline return

ESPN: An in-depth look at sports talk radio — One of my most vivid memories of my childhood is sneaking a small radio into bed at night and spinning the AM dial in hopes of landing on sporting event. (Like many sports fans of my era, I often fell asleep to the sounds of Jack Buck and Hank Stram calling Monday Night Football.)

Give Dick Vitale one more Duke-North Carolina game — Let's get this out of the way at the top: Jay Bilas is ESPN's top college basketball analyst and should be assigned to the network's biggest games. In fact, it's a move that should have happened a couple of years ago. As a commentator, Bilas is prepared, thoughtful and decisive.

Debating role of women in sports media; Marino's balancing act; more — Two weeks ago Amy K. Nelson, an award-winning multi-media journalist and a friend, wrote a thoughtful piece for The on how women in the sports media are systematically at a disadvantage.

Panel: Women in sports journalism 30 and under — Last week Fox Sports 1 announced that it had greenlit a weekly sports show centering around Katie Nolan, who turned 28 last month. Whether you like Nolan's content or not -- her biggest hurdles will be overcoming a tough time slot (Sunday night at 9:30 p.m.

Bill Walton on ESPN, the Grateful Dead, more — When I last interviewed Bill Walton, a 45-minute conversation in the final week of 2012, the ESPN and Pac-12 Networks broadcaster talked about how his mind had filled with thoughts of suicide prior to 2009 when his chronic back pain became unbearable.

Could Bill Simmons leave ESPN this year? — Despite working for the most establishment brand in sports media, ESPN commentator and Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons has always positioned himself as an outsider. You saw that last September when he dared his management to discipline him for comments he made about Roger Goodell, making an offer his company could not refuse when they suspended him for three weeks.

- -

Charles Barkley on basketball analytics, Morey — There are few people I enjoy interviewing more than Charles Barkley, and with the All-Star game in New York City last weekend, I sat down with the TNT NBA analyst (and 'beloved member' of the analytics community) following a live broadcast of Inside The NBA at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.

Charles Barkley on his rift with Daryl Morey, analytics in basketball — NEW YORK -- TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley swears he has nothing against Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Then he tells me exactly what annoys him about Daryl Morey. "I have nothing against Daryl Morey," Barkley told is they [the Rockets] go out and get Anthony. They go after Thursday night.
More Articles →
Mar 05, 2015

RT @FOXSportsLouD: RIP, Nancy Bell, @danpbell’s beloved mom, who passed away peacefully Sunday. Loved Chicago sports (except Cubs) & Fighti…

Mar 05, 2015

@N2theBlue We will have to disagree on the newsworthiness of her piece here.

Mar 05, 2015

This is the kind of shit @jemelehill told me she faces daily on Twitter and she's not alone. See mentions:…

Mar 05, 2015

@owengood ...journalism and pushing good content, especially my colleague. But people takes runs at People on Twitter. C'est la vie.

Mar 05, 2015

@owengood I get the thought: Branding yourself via content of others but anyone who follows for a minute would see I care about...

Mar 05, 2015

Repost: Devastating read from @JulietMacur on a former UNC football player who is now homeless:…

Learn how to connect with Richard on social media by joining Muck Rack Pro

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Share This Profile