First and foremost . . .
Nobody wants to see a love fest involving this puffy blogger but we appreciate a growing and influential number of INDEPENDENT KANSAS CITY INTERNETS MEDIA taking hold across the metro.
For instance . . .
IF YOU DON'T LISTEN TO KK . . . YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SPORTS!!!
Like him or not . . . There's no denying that he keeps his listeners better informed than any other outlet and THAT is why we've become a fan of his podcast -- An endeavor that has consistently added fans & supporters whilst terrestrial radio platforms fade.
Brief aside . . . We want to thank KK for a VERY NICE MENTION this morning and if I wasn't a (40-something) man-child of divorce I'd know how to return the compliment with more grace.
But I digress . . .
Just moments ago . . . He put us onto this story that deserves attention and will have lesser TV newsies struggling to parse the content without offending their audience.
Meanwhile . . . KK provides the inside scoop . . .
"A longtime sports writer in KC announces on social media they are switching genders just in time to receive an award."
A quote on the sitch . . .
"Voepel’s decision to transition at this time was made in advance of receiving the Gowdy Award next month at the Naismith Hall of Fame. ESPN’s longtime employee announced the name change and transition in a series of tweets Tuesday. The reporter’s new name is M.A. Voepel."
And here's the deal . . .
Yes, he will get some online hateration . . .
However, mainstream media is offering nothing less than pure jubilation over this announcement and those opinions connected to advertisers and job opportunities are far more important.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
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Mechelle Voepel, a reporter with ESPN since 1996, has announced that she is transgender and will be transitioning from female to male and also changing her name. Voepel's decision to transition at this time was made in advance of receiving the Gowdy Award next month at the Naismith Hall of Fame.
ESPN reporter M.A. Voepel -- who's been covering sports for the outlet for more than two decades -- has come out as transgender ... saying Tuesday, "I'm transitioning to male."
Longtime ESPN reporter Mechelle Voepel has announced a transition from female to male, and a new name: M.A. Voepel. "In sports media, we're lucky to tell stories of others' journeys. We have our own, too. Part of mine is being transgender, and I'm transitioning to male," Voepel tweeted Tuesday.
An award-winning ESPN reporter announced his transition from female to male M.A. Voepel, formerly 'Mechelle,' made the revelation on Twitter Tuesday Voepel will use he/him pronouns, but says he's 'good' with 'MV, Michael, or Mike' He revealed the transition so he can accept a media award as his 'authentic self' Voepel received a very positive response online from both fans and colleagues Award-winning ESPN reporter Mechelle Voepel is transitioning from female to male and will now be going by 'M.A.
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