'You never set out to be the trailblazer': Kraken's Everett Fitzhugh embraces opportunity as NHL's first Black team broadcaster
SEATTLE — As a minor league hockey broadcaster in Cincinnati, Everett Fitzhugh would go on frequent road trips to Indianapolis, where he’d regularly encounter a young Black hockey fan named Desmond fist-bumping players outside the visiting team’s locker room.“His Dad came up to me and said, ‘We listen to you sometimes and we enjoy listening to you,’ and that was really cool,” Fitzhugh, 31, said Friday, just after the Seattle Kraken announced they had made him the first Black team broadcaster in NHL history. “I have had a few Black fans either in Cincinnati, or on the road, who find what I do a...
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Chicago Bulls tab Adam Amin to succeed Neil Funk on TV broadcasts
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls did not have to look far to find a replacement for the retiring Neil Funk. The team on Monday announced Adam Amin, an ESPN veteran who graduated from Addison Trail High School and lives in Chicago, will start in the 2020-21 season.“Adam knows our fans because he grew up a Bulls fan,” team President Michael Reinsdorf said in a statement. “That was important to us. We wanted to find someone who not only had the talent, but who also understood our history and the role the Bulls play in the lives of our city and our fans.”Amin said he is “absolutely ecstatic … the littl...
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CNN news team released from custody after arrest while covering George Floyd protests on live TVA CNN reporter and his production crew were released from custody less than two hours after being arrested in Minneapolis Friday morning during a live broadcast about the ongoing protests over the officer-involved death of George Floyd.News correspondent Omar Jimenez and his team were taken into custody because they allegedly didn’t heed a police request to move, according to the news outlet.“A CNN reporter and his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despi...
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