Deseret News’ Utah Jazz beat writer, Eric Woodyard dropped by Scoop B Radio and discussed his transition from Flint, Michigan to Utah. With Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. Press Play Below To Listen
When you’re talking next, just make sure you tab Eric Woodyard next to that statement.
An award-winning sports journalist out of Flint, Michigan, Woodyard has profiled anyone from LeBron James, Anthony Dirrell, Claressa Shields and more.
A graduate of Western Michigan University, Woodyard appeared on ESPN’s “E:60” and “Outside the Lines” in 2016 and was awarded first place for Best Sports Story and Best Sports Feature categories in 2012 and 2015 by the Michigan Associated Press
After covering everything Flint at MLive.com, he was recently named Utah Jazz beat writer by Deseret News. He literally packed up everything he’s known and transitioned all the way there.
Did we mention he did all of this while having a 3-year old son? Kudos, brotha!
While on the Scoop B Radio podcast, Woodyard discussed the transition from Michigan to Utah, the Flint Water Crisis, anecdotes of journalism he’s learned along the way and the Utah Jazz’s chances in the NBA’s Western Conference. While you’re preparing for Thanksgiving festivities, press play above to listen in!
While you’re googling Woodyard, make sure to check out his book, titled “Wasted.” The book highlights Cam Anderson, an all out grinder at work, but a completely different person at night. Anderson is the self-proclaimed “Turn Up King,” because he parties hard and enjoys the ladies a bit too much. After a chain of events leads to a crossroads, Anderson must decide whether he will waste his life or get serious with it.
Make sure to also check out, “Flint Made Me,” Woodyard’s documentary film released digitally. The film depicts his high school years figuring things out while beginning the college journey in pursuit of his dream of being a sports writer.
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