The NBA takes up most of J.A. Adande’s career as a sports columnist for ESPN.com. There is also a regular J.A. Adande appearance as a panelist for ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and as a guest host on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption.”
In 1990, Adande began his work as an intern in the Westside edition of the Los Angeles Times. The following year, he served as an intern at The San Bernardino Sun and The Washington Post and The Miami Herald in 1992. As a full-time staff writer for The Chicago Sun Times, he covered Illinois football and basketball, as well as the Chicago Bulls. In 1994, he returned to The Washington Post as a staff writer, covering college football and college basketball.
In 1997, Adande returned to the Los Angeles Times to become a sports columnist for the Orange County edition. The following year, his column appeared in all editions. His assignments included the Olympics, Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four, the NBA, MLB, and World Cup 2006. In December 2007, Adande was granted eligibility to elect players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
J.A. Adande Speaker
Aside from being a sports columnist, J.A. Adande is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism, where he teaches “Sports Commentary” and “Sports Public Relations.” This experience as an instructor means that a J.A. Adande speaker appearance will provide your audience a with a recognized name who is good at conveying his ideas to an audience.
J.A. Adande Appearance
Adande is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He first gained prominence while working for the Los Angeles Times from 1997 to 2007. There was a brief J.A. Adande appearance on the “Celebrity Sports Talk” radio program in 2002, which aired on KMPC in Los Angeles and WSNR in New York City.
J.A. Adande Endorsement
As a panelist for “Around the Horn”, Adande is also known as “Top Cat Killer” for his numerous Showdown victories over Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News, as Cowlishaw is sometimes nicknamed “Top Cat” based on his initials. Adande is also known for the “J.A. Adande Lounge,” which usually gets the J.A. Adande endorsement during his “Face Time” – the 20 to 30 second speech the winner gets after a victory on the show.
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