I recently had the chance to interview HBO Sports announcer and former KCBS anchor Jim Lampley about his remarkable career for “So What Do You Do” and here are the nuggets that I saved for FishbowlLA.
FBLA: Do you have any regrets about your time at KCBS?
JL: I have no regrets about everything I experienced as a television news anchor. I think it was a very productive part of my process. It was probably another reason why I didn’t feel uncomfortable later on in the political arena because I had done news for four years. At the end of the day, that job was not as satisfying to me. I didn’t get as much out of it as some of the other things in my career. I had to do it to learn that so I couldn’t honestly say I was disappointed or regretful about that. I did what I did and it was good for me at the time. It helped me grow.
FBLA: What does it say about the current state of Olympic coverage when the broadcaster who’s anchored a record 14 games won’t be working in London but Ryan Seacrest will be?