Randy Moss Handicapper
Thursday April 19, 2007 at Noon (ET)
Randy Moss covers horse racing for ESPN and ABC Sports, and also has previously appeared on racing telecasts for CBS Sports.
Moss, 48, switched to TV eight years ago after covering the sport as a newspaper reporter, columnist and handicapper for two decades with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News, Arkansas Democrat and Arkansas Gazette. As a newspaperman, he covered 19 runnings of the Kentucky Derby.
Always enjoy your telecast. Who is your Kentucky Derby pick and why?
Thanks. Many people put in much time and effort. I don’t make Kentucky Derby picks until we get closer to the race, post positions are drawn, etc. Besides, with my record at Derby picks, you probably don’t need it, anyway.
Hey Randy! I am 14 years old and after I get out of college, I want to cover horseracing on TVG, HRTV or maybe even ESPN. I hear that it's hard to get that kind of job, even with a college degree. How did you get your job with ESPN? Do you have any advice to give about covering horseracing (besides studying hard)?
I was in the newspaper business for 20 years covering horse racing and occasionally other sports before I started in TV. But there were more racing-specific media then. I’ll give you the same advice I gave my 23-year-old son, who is graduating next month with a degree in broadcast journalism: focus on other sports and even hard news, get plenty of experience, and then if you still want to slide over into horse racing and a position becomes available, go for it.
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