OctoPulse podcast: Detroit's trailblazing broadcaster Everett Fitzhugh

The Detroit News

Detroit's Everett Fitzhugh, the first Black NHL team broadcaster with the expansion Seattle Kraken, is the guest on this week's "OctoPulse" podcast.

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And you can send your comments on the Rangers winning the NHL draft lottery to assistant sports editor Mark Falkner (mfalkner@detroitnews.com). The comments will be included on the next podcast.

Here are some of the highlights from an interview with Fitzhugh on episode 33 of the OctoPulse podcast:

Detroit's Everett Fitzhugh was named the first Black NHL team broadcaster by the expansion Seattle Kraken.

2:30: Adopted and raised by his single mom

5:10: Lessons learned from his mom

8:30: Watching the Red Wings in the 1990s

12:00: Black role models in media

16:10: Hired by the expansion Kraken

20:00: Diversity in the workplace

24:00: Negative comments in The Seattle Times

29:15: Ernie Harwell's influence

33:15: Dream come true at age 31

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