Linda Cohn and Brian Gewirtz

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Published Aug 11, 2022, 8:00 AM

Episode 401 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.

First up is ESPN's Linda Cohn, who just signed a new deal with the network. Cohn shares stories about anchoring "SportsCenter" for the past 30 years, talks about how some anchors were unhappy about the network introducing the "Bottom Line" during "SportsCenter and how she almost lost the gig after two years because her bosses weren't happy with her performance. Cohn also discusses her love of hockey

Following Cohn, former WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz joins the podcast. Gewirtz who has a new book titled, "There's Just One Problem...," wrote "Monday Night Raw" and "SmackDown" from 1999 to 2012 and shares stories about his time working for Vince McMahon and writing promos and storylines for The Rock, Mick Foley, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle and more. Gewirtz, who currently works for Dwayne Johnson's "Seven Buck Productions," also explains how he developed a relationship with The Rock.

The podcast closes with the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata, from WFAN and SNY in New York, talk about "Hard Knocks," why you can't do back-to-back naps and Jimmy offers a TV recommendation

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