How Philly native Keith Pompey got the Sixers beat

Black Journalists on Journalism

May 10 2023 • 50 mins

Keith Pompey was born and raised in Philly, and he’s been watching the Sixers his whole life. But it took him a long time to get an opportunity to cover his hometown team.

In the first episode of Black Journalists on Journalism, Keith tells the story of how he became the 76ers beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, weighs in on the state of sports journalism, and offers some advice for journalists trying to establish themselves.

Follow Keith on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers.

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More about Donnell Suggs: Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Donnell Suggs is the Editor in Chief of The Atlanta Voice, the city's longest-running Black-owned newspaper. A father and husband, Donnell has wasted years of his life supporting the New York Mets and Jets. Follow him on Twitter @suggswriter.

More about Zuri Berry: Zuri is the owner and principal producer of ZMC Podcasts. He has been a journalist for two decades, working as a reporter, producer, and editor, with stops in California, Boston, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C. He’s originally from San Francisco. Follow him on Twitter @zuriberry.

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