Without a doubt, both as a reporter and host. When I did Monday Night Football & NFL post-season for Westwood One, I’d interact way more with the guys in the booth than I ever did in TV, so I always had to be on my toes. I had to not just be able to talk about what I was seeing on the field and the sideline, but react to what the announcers were discussing.
Hosting New York Football Live for ESPN Radio, was, to this point, the hardest thing I’ve ever done in the business. While all the TV shows I’ve anchored are at least semi-scripted with a rundown of discussion topics, radio was 100% fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants and very caller-driven. I had to be prepared for the show to turn at any moment. Extremely challenging, but equally as rewarding!