Kevin Kurz of The Athletic: From PR to the NHL Beat; Chris Shares a Personal Story About Al Arbour

Hockey Press Pass by Chris Botta

Episode notes

Kevin Kurz, who took over the Islanders' beat for The Athletic in the middle of this season, made the atypical jump a decade ago from the PR staff of the Flyers to covering the NHL. Kurz is a skilled, dedicated and diligent reporter with a distinctive voice in his articles and Twitter posts. Over 35 minutes, we get to learn more about his career, process, and approach, and his early views on the Islanders. After the interview, Lou Pellegrino relays a listener's question about Chris's favorite coaches. The discussion leads to Chris sharing a personal story about a moment involving Al Arbour.

Host: Chris Botta

Executive Producer: Dani Rylan Kearney

Guest Producer: Lou Pellegrino

Producer: Pat Boyle

Presented by: HelloFresh, InStat Hockey, Main Street Board Game Café

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