Episode 171 - Paul Kent

May 6, 2020




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In this podcast

4:15 - Welcome Paul Kent
4:40 - The biggest impact Corona Virus has had on the media industry
5:48 - Is he missing Ben Ikin
6:45 - Missing the Matty Johns podcast
7:36 - Growing up in the Central Coast
8:10 - Moving from Orange to the Coast
9:34 - Age he started playing footy 
12:10 - Growing up with some league legends
12:54 - What he loves most about rugby league 
15:25 - Coaches and Jack Gibson
16:54 - How he ended up playing at Parramatta Eels
19:49 - Culture at the Eels when he was there
21:45 - Driving to training with John Monie and Peter Louis
25:11 - The coaching tree of Jack Gibson and Warren Ryan
28:08 - Making his first grade debut
35:30 - Leaving Parramatta for the North Sydney Bears
37:33 - Memories from the Bears
40:26 - Paul Conlon
40:59 - What attracted him to a career in the media
42:56 - Changes to the media landscape
44:35 - Early mentors
48:41 - How he got a start at the Sun Herald
51:14 - How super league changed the way media works
53:49 - Was he  mates with his rival journalists
55:35 - How long you have to break a story 
57:00 - Who got him to the Telegraph
59:21 - Getting his start on TV
1:00:50 - How NRL 360 came together
1:08:29 - Highest rating part of NRL 360
1:11:09 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party




 Paul Kent joins me on the podcast. Kenty is a media personality with his jobs including being the Co Host of NRL 360 with Ben Ikin, while he is also a Senior Sports Writer at the Daily Telegraph and is part of the Triple M rugby league team. He is a former player having played one game of first grade at the Parramatta Eels and also played lower grades at the North Sydney Bears. He has written two books being Johnny Lewis the biography & also Sonny Ball. 






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Episode 159: Craig Fitzgibbon | Episode 166: Jamie Soward

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