Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Ernie Johnson - Host of "Inside the NBA" on TNT

THIS IS EPISODE 7 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Ernie Johnson is the host of TNT’s Inside the NBA and a 3-time Sports Emmy Award Winner. He joined Turner Sports in 1989 and for almost 30 years, has been considered one of the best in the business at what he does.

His new book titled “Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary” is available now.

Ernie’s most important job is probably being Cheryl’s husband and the father of 6 children, 4 of which are adopted.

In this episode, Ernie shares his very personal story of coming to the Christian faith, raising a special needs son, what a typical day is like working on Inside the NBA, and what it meant to speak out on the TNT set the night after the election of President Donald Trump.

PODCAST NOTES

Podcast Timeline:

5:15 – Why write a book.

9:05 – Toughest part of the book writing process

11:30 – What a typical work day is like for Ernie working Inside the NBA

17:15 – His conversion from an identity in his job to an identity in Christ

23:05 – On what adoption means to him after caring for a special needs child, his son Michael

28:00 – Recognizing the impact his words were having after he said on TNT’s set the night of the election of President Donald Trump

33:00 – What conversations that may have taken place after the show following what Ernie said

35:00 – On how he lives out his faith in the workplace

36:45 – Staying rooted in his faith on a consistent basis

38:15 – On what God is teaching him right now

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