Updated: Feb 9, 2021
w/ Terrika Foster-Brasby [Producer/Co-Host of espnW's Around The Rim podcast]
This week, JAM TALK is more of a stroll down Nostalgia Avenue. Growing up, I was inspired by Robin Roberts to become a Sports Broadcaster and pursue my journey in storytelling. I've been working at this for quite some time, but never realized how much I truly put into this broadcasting life. I only realized it once, I had to write my statement to get into grad school. From pretending to report live on the scene with a tape recorder in had as a kid to creating the SPORTS JAM SESSION while doing the sports and weather news updates on the college radio station, KSPC 88.7 FM. Interning and being the Editorial Assistant at KNBC, I'm humbled by my journey. Goodness, the more I think about it, I'll link a separate blog of my personal journey and story. Click here to learn more.
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We take a music break to "BLACK" by FIFTY50
TERRIKA FOSTER-BRASBY [Producer/Co-Host of espnW's Around The Rim podcast] joins via Zoom to talk creating Around the Rim, Women’s Basketball, WNBA vs. NBA, and why the WNBA is underrepresented/undervalued especially in mainstream media.
We play INTERROGATION & KEYWORDS with Remy Martin!
Terrika Foster-Brasby is one of the best multimedia journalists, digital podcast producers, on-air hosts and speakers in the sports industry.
Self-made, self-driven, self-motivated, but most of all, selfless, Terrika covers the game to tell the stories of others. While the WNBA and NCAAW basketball are her passions, she's covered NBA, NFL and NCAA DI Men's Basketball. You can find her bylines with espnW, ESPN's The Undefeated, and The New York Times, but she's become synonymous with women's basketball as one of the two voices on espnW's Around The Rim podcast, alongside acclaimed women's basketball analyst LaChina Robinson.
Terrika began her career in sports writing for La Dulce Locura online magazine in 2012. After several months, Terrika was then offered an opportunity to host a Friday night sports talk show on the online based Sportzfam Radio Network, hence The Gridiron Gurl was born in February 2013. She later added contributing to Yahoo! Sports before taking a position with ESPN Radio in December 2014. This was all accomplished ahead of her receiving her Masters Degree in Multimedia Journalism from Full Sail University in the summer of 2015.
Since then, Terrika has had the pleasure of producing some of the most well-known personalities in sports including, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Mina Kimes, Cari Champion, Sarah Spain, Matthew Berry, Field Yates, Adam Schefter, and more. She has sat down with Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson, Sheryl Swoopes, and Rebecca Lobo. She's interviewed for radio… hip hop legend Ice Cube, actor Omar Epps, Power star Omari Hardwick, comedian Mike Epps and others. She's covered for audio and print the 2015 AAC Men's Basketball Conference Championships, the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles, the 2018 and 2019 NCAAW Final Four in Columbus and Tampa, and the 2018 NBA Draft in Brooklyn to name a few. She's also designed various images & digital graphics that were displayed on ESPN linear networks and the ESPNW, ESPN Radio and ESPN Podcast social media. Terrika brings a perspective to sports that's real, authentic, unique, and one-of-a-kind that resonates with fans and media colleagues alike.
Outside of sports, Terrika is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Iota Sweethearts, Inc., the NAACP, the National Association of Parliamentarians, and the National Association of Black Journalists. She's also a former NCAA Division II dual athlete, playing both volleyball and softball at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, NC, where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science in May 2010.
JAM IN THOT:
A Huge THANK YOU to Terrika Foster-Brasby! So much fun and time flew by way too fast!
Terrika reminds us to stay focused on your goal and don't be afraid to speak up. Terrika and LaChina have become synonymous with Women's Basketball for a reason! So inspiring.
WORDS OF WISDOM:
REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED.
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