What separates the best from the rest? Mike Greenberg has a front row seat to peak performance as one of the signature faces – and voices- of ESPN for more than a quarter century. Mike is the host of Get Up, NBA Countdown, Greeny, and Bettor Days. He previously co-hosted Mike and Mike with Mike Golic, for which the duo has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Mike is the author of multiple New York Times best-sellers and his new book Got Your Number dives into the debate of which sports legends “own” which numbers. On this episode, we talk about the characteristics of high performers, stepping into new spaces in your career, and his favorite memories covering Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
A headline in The New York Times declared: “Taylor Rooks gets the interviews that go viral.” Taylor Rooks is an Emmy Award-nominated sports journalist who has built a reputation for asking the bold questions that lead to revelatory conversations with sports’ biggest stars. Taylor is the host and executive producer of Taylor Rooks X, her interview show for Bleacher Report, and a feature reporter for Amazon’s Thursday Night Football. Previously, she worked as a host, reporter, and correspondent for the Big Ten Network and as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network. On this episode, we talk about the power in showing up fully yourself, how covering the NBA’s bubble season changed her career, and why she constantly pushes boundaries in her career.