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Ep. 32 - Nick McCarvel

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

"The worst that we can get is a no. And so if you get a no, then then you turn around and you try it again."

Nick McCarvel makes his living telling stories, but his own story is a great lesson in perseverance, from pitch rejections to side gigs, that have led him to his current role as US News Producer for the Olympic Channel. In this episode, Nick shares how he got his start, showing up unannounced at the office of one publication in pursuit of an internship then cold calling an editor which led to his first byline in a major daily. He also shares how he has transitioned from his print roots to now working in broadcast. Nick also describes the unique aspects of his two most-covered sports, tennis and figure skating. He also outlines how he works to tell stories in a way that engages not only the audience but also the athletes he is working with.


Listen to the episode here and find show notes below

Nick McCarvel


The Most Overwhelmed I ever Felt by Michael Phelps on ESPN.com

Nick's work on Straight Sets Blog

2011 BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden

BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

Volvo Car Open in Charleston


Set Pieces

Up First from NPR

Start Here from ABC News

The Daily from Michael from Barbaro

How to Survive a Plague by David France

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