How Doug Gottlieb and Kirk Herbstreit helped ESPN analyst Dusty Dvoracek

How Doug Gottlieb and Kirk Herbstreit helped ESPN analyst Dusty Dvoracek

The Berry Tramel Show: Dusty joins me to discuss the 2023 Sooners, his broadcast career — which seems to be soaring — and what prepared him to be an ESPN analyst.

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

| Sep 26, 2023, 12:41pm CDT

Berry Tramel

By Berry Tramel

Sep 26, 2023, 12:41pm CDT

Dusty Dvoracek was a go-to interview for the media as a defensive tackle for Bob Stoops’ Sooners a generation ago. Dvoracek, now a go-to analyst for ESPN game broadcasts, joins me on The Berry Tramel show to talk about his belief in being authentic — “being Dusty Dvoracek” — his rise in broadcasting, the people who helped him on his path and his upbringing in Lake Dallas Texas.

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Berry Tramel is a 45-year veteran of Oklahoma journalism, having spent 13 years at the Norman Transcript and 32 years at The Oklahoman. He has been named Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Born and raised in Norman, Tramel grew up reading four newspapers a day and began his career at age 17. His first assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he’s enjoyed the journey ever since, having covered NBA Finals and Rose Bowls and everything in between. Tramel and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters. Tramel can be reached at 405-760-8080 or at [email protected].

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