From the Paulick Report
NBC’s Donna Brothers was named 2014′s “Best Sideline Reporter” in a column by Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch honoring notable members of sports media this year.
Deitsch mentions Brothers’ coverage of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, when she promptly spoke with winning jockey Martin Garcia, offering viewers more insight into a controversial start of the race. “Always smart and prepared with her questions, she’s a huge part of a consistently excellent NBC production,” Deitsch wrote.
Other members of racing media were also mentioned as “Studs of the Year.” Kenny Rice’s interview with co-owner Steve Coburn after California Chrome’s defeat in the Belmont Stakes was described as having “great journalism instincts,” and Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey’s post-Belmont discussion was also seen positively – “No screaming, no nonsense, just two broadcasters intelligently discussing the replay.”