On this episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast, Patrick Moran is joined by long-time Cleveland Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot.
They talk about Cabot’s remarkable career covering the Browns for Cleveland.com with stories also appearing in The Plain Dealer. Unlike many sports journalist who bounce around before finding their mainstay, Cabot’s has been a career spent covering one team for nearly 28 years.
It’s also a career built from timing and loyalty. Cabot nearly moved to Florida after graduating college from Kent State, In fact she was literally packed to move to Florida before getting the call with a job offer to work at The Plain Dealer. Along the way she’s had several opportunities to leave for what many perceive as greener pastures, including a job at ESPN but she ultimately decided to stay in Cleveland.
Cabot talks about being a female sports beat writer in a male dominated business, how social media can be an unfair and cruel place, the responsibility she carries being a NFL Hall of Fame voter, and what fans can expect when the Cleveland Browns star on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer.
You can follow Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter (@MaryKayCabot)