Episode #159 - Jeremy Schaap

One of ESPN’s preeminent journalists, Jeremy Schaap, joins Brandon Steiner to discuss "42 to 1," ESPN's newest 30 for 30 feature co-directed by Schaap, which chronicles Buster Douglas' iconic defeat of Mike Tyson in the boxing ring in February 1990. 42 to 1 will air on ESPN on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 9pm ET.

About Jeremy Schaap:

Jeremy Schaap has been with the ESPN since 1994. He now serves as the co-host of the weekly E:60 on Sunday mornings and continues to contribute to ESPN’s other studio shows, including Outside the Lines and SportsCenter.

Additionally, Schaap is the host of the award-winning weekly radio show and podcast The Sporting Life.

In 2015, Schaap won the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award for reporting on human rights and social justice issues, a first for ESPN. The RFK Center honored Schaap for his story exposing the plight of migrant laborers in Qatar, who live and work in inhumane conditions. It’s been projected that thousands will die as the tiny gulf emirate, by some measures the richest country on earth, prepares to play host to the 2022 World Cup.

Schaap has also won two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, two National Headliner Awards and eleven national Sports Emmy Awards. He is the author of Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History, a New York Times bestseller, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics, which Disney is developing as a feature film. His best-known stories at ESPN include a Bobby Fischer profile, which earned him the national Sports Emmy Award for writing, an award named for his father Dick Schaap, and an investigation that took him to Serbia in search of a basketball player accused of a brutal assault, which earned him the national Sports Emmy Award for journalism.


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