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Episode 171 - Paul Kent

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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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Related Episodes - Episode 163: James Maloney | Episode 168: Jarrod Croker |

Episode 159: Craig Fitzgibbon | Episode 166: Jamie Soward


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