NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence13, the leading creator of premium, on-demand audio entertainment, today announced a partnership with Mitch Albom, internationally-renowned author, screenwriter and longtime sports journalist with the Detroit Free Press, and Mike Lupica, award-winning columnist, best-selling author and longtime sports journalist with the New York Daily News, to relaunch the long-running show 'The Sports Reporters' as a bi-weekly podcast starting Friday, September 8, 2017. Each episode will feature Mitch and Mike together with a rotating cast of the top sports writers in the business, including former cast members of the long-running "The Sports Reporters" TV program. The show will be available on-demand through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and more. You can listen to a preview here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sports-reporters-return/id1277836581?i=1000391698631&mt=2
"We're continuing the conversation that started 30 years ago on ESPN and bringing it fully into the 21st century," said Mitch Albom. "I'm excited to partner with Mike, our former Sports Reporters colleagues, and Cadence13 as we give fans even more of what they loved about the show in a new format that makes it easy to listen anytime."
"Every Monday and Friday, we tackle the big issues, the big personalities in sports," said Mike Lupica. "We'll discuss and debate our perspectives on the sports of the day with a rotating cast of colleagues in the third chair. This new audio format allows us to easily bring in co-hosts and guests from all over the country."
"Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica are national sports personalities and so much more--their outstanding careers as writers and journalists bring both history and gravitas to this new series," said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer of Cadence13. "The relaunch of 'The Sports Reporters' establishes a new tradition that's moved from Sunday mornings to every Monday and Friday or anytime."
About Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and TV broadcaster and philanthropist. His 13 books have collectively sold more than 36 million copies worldwide and have been published in 49 territories, in 45 languages, and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed TV movies. His 1997 book, "Tuesdays With Morrie" spent four years atop the New York Times bestseller list and is the best-selling memoir of all time. A longtime panelist on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters," Albom has also penned films, plays, and a musical. For more than a decade, he was named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field. He's won the coveted Red Smith Award and was elected to the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame. In 2006, he founded S.A.Y. Detroit, an umbrella organization that now operates nine charities dedicated to improving lives of the neediest Detroiters. He also runs an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti called the Have Faith Haiti Mission. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
About Mike Lupica
In both the front of his newspaper and the back, Mike Lupica has long been one of the most prominent columnists in America. Today he is both a Sports and News columnist for the New York Daily News, which includes his popular "Shooting from the Lip" column, appearing every Sunday, and for SportsonEarth.com. In 2013, Mr. Lupica was the winner of the 19th Damon Runyon Award, presented by the Denver Press Club. In June 2017, Mike Lupica was inducted into the National Sports Media Hall of Fame. He began his professional career in newspapers in New York City covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post. At 24, he became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the New York Daily News, which he joined in 1977. For 20 years he was a regular on ESPN's The Sports Reporters, a show where he became host. He is also a regular on Morning Joe and MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle, both on MSNBC. Mr. Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, collaborated with noted author and screenwriter, William Goldman on Wait 'Till Next Year, and wrote The Summer of '98, Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back. In addition, he has written a number of novels, including Dead Air, Extra Credits, Limited Partner, Jump, Full Court Press, Red Zone, Too Far and national bestsellers Wild Pitch and Bump and Run. Travel Team, his first novel for Young Adult readers, was No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Children's Chapter Books, as was his second YA novel, Heat. In all, Mr. Lupica has had 14 New York Times best sellers, 12 for Philomel books, one for Scholastic, and one for Simon and Schuster. In all, he has now written more than two dozen novels for young readers, and has more than five million books in print. Mr. Lupica and his wife, Taylor, are the parents of four children: Christopher, Alex, Zach and Hannah.
Cadence13 (www.cadence13.com), formerly DGital Media, is the leading creator of premium on-demand audio entertainment in sports, business, tech, politics, comedy and news. The company's growing list of programming partners includes: Crooked Media, Eater, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, Fox Sports Digital, Girlboss Media, IMG, Learfield, The MMQB, Mythical Entertainment, Recode, Sports Illustrated, Time Inc., The UFC, Vanity Fair, The Verge, The Vertical, Vox Media, Yahoo Sports, and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 presents some of the most influential voices in sports, comedy, tech, politics, and news, including Mitch Albom, Sophia Amoruso, Nick Bilton, Rachel Brathen, Albert Breer, David Dobrik, Jon Favreau, Peter Kafka, Peter King, Ezra Klein, Tony Kornheiser, Jon Lovett, Mike Lupica, James Andrew Miller, Katie Nolan, Jim Norton, Paul Rabil, Rhett and Link, Sherrod Small, Kara Swisher, Tommy Vietor, Adrian Wojnarowski and many more. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.