L.A. Times Column Profiles Sports Talker Joe McDonnell
November 22, 2010 at 4:12 AM (PT)
Veteran LOS ANGELES sportscaster JOE MCDONNELL got the star treatment as the subject of BILL PLASCHKE's sports column in the LOS ANGELES TIMES this weekend.
PLASCHKE's column explores the "mystifying" absence of MCDONNELL, currently a sports update anchor on CBS RADIO Talk KNX-A/LOS ANGELES, from the sports talk landscape in the market after his loss of over 400 pounds.
MCDONNELL, who was a prominent sports talker on several stations (known as "The Big Nasty" and "Big Joe") in LOS ANGELES, has been without a local talk show forum for two years, and his former on-air partner, LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM columnist DOUG KRIKORIAN, told PLASCHKE, "Suddenly, he's been silenced, and it's just ridiculous. It's a great injustice, and I can't figure it out."
Read the column by clicking here.