If you're a sports fan of a certain age, you probably know Andrea Kirby's voice. From her roots in Alabama, she became a pioneering woman in sports broadcasting, reporting from around the globe on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" in the '70s. From there, she changed jobs to become a media coach for athletes and coaches, becoming known in some circles as "the athlete whisperer."
Media Coaching came to Andrea Kirby while she interviewed Patrick Ewing in his last basketball game for Georgetown University—she knew her next career would be coaching sports professionals to be great with the media. Her clients over twenty years included players, managers and coaches and executives in Major League Baseball, theNFL, NHL and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Talent Coaching for broadcasters was the next natural move for Kirby. As the talent coach for ESPN, she worked with Robin Roberts, Linda Cohn, Rece Davis, Stuart Scott, Andrea Kremer, to name a few, plus former athletes and journalists becoming broadcasters. Among them were Phil Simms, Jim Kaat, Joe Theismann, Jeremy Schaap, Digger Phelps, and more.
Coming in 2022…downloadable copy of vintage audio coaching, Winning with the Media published and voiced by Kirby in 1995. “Everyone needs a great coach. Enter Andrea Kirby.” – Pitcher, broadcaster Jim Palmer.