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ICON NEWS: Lew Marklin Joins The Sports Wonk
Icon News host Lew Marklin joins up with the Sports Wonk, for 2011-2012 as a weekly sports reporter.
By: Audra Nay PR
Marklin who hosts Icon News, which airs on Dish Network, TUFF TV and other networks, this October 2011, is no stranger to the sports world. In fact, Marklin who is also known as Lewis Marklin Mash, interned and worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003 and 2004. Mash ran cameras for live games, built player graphics for the in stadium big screen and was the teams sole final cut editor for those two seasons. Of the new endeavor Marklin states "I have always loved sports. It is in my blood. Anyone who has ever spent any time around me will tell you that. My time spent with the Dodgers was a magical time. I felt like I was living the field of dreams. My favorite movie as a kid was The Natural and I swear I could hear Roy Hobbs music every day that I walked into that place, like it was the holy of holy's. I love football, boxing, tennis, golf, basketball, you name it. We covered a lot of sports in my first show, The Lew Marklin show, back in the day and I really enjoy it, so this has been a lot of fun for me. I feel like Stuart Scott!"
Marklin was also an editor for Fox Soccer Channel, co-executive producer of an MMA reality fight show, Ultimate Women Challenge on NBC Universal with LHP Productions and was a producer on My Extreme Life, an extreme sports show that followed the life of Canidae Racing team and driver Scott Wipple, however the show never got picked up. Marklin also produced and edited a music video for Jackie Robinson Day 2008, with baseball scout Nathan Trosky, for the MLB, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Jackie Robinson Foundation to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day. In fact, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, loaned Mash and Trosky 700,000 dollars worth of vintage Jackie Robinson footage. Of the project Marklin Mash says "That was an amazing project, and such an honor to be a part of. I have this immense respect for Jackie Robinson and what he accomplished in about 9 years as a pro player, not to mention a heck of a collegiate career at UCLA. My jaw dropped when the folks at the Hall of Fame shipped up the footage. I had edited and shot a lot of baseball footage from all the new stars; Shawn Green, Adrian Beltre, Alex Cora, Eric Gagne, to Frank McCourt's personal footage, to flashback segments of Koufax, Drysdale, Reese, Garvey, Cey, Valenzuela, Lopes, and others, but there was something powerful and magic about that Jackie Robinson footage, that went with greats like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, just a chilling stigma that sent chills up my spine. The man did more than just hit baseballs. Like Cassius Clay, who followed him, he changed the world, tore down racial barriers, endured resistance and pressure, yet still performed at a level that few have performed at, at his position. It was just a true honor and a privilege to be a part of something that special, and to have the finished video on display at the Jackie Robinson exhibit at the Hall of Fame was beyond honorable. That part was simply mind blowing!"
Mash has been on board with The Sports Wonk now for 4 weeks. You can catch his weekly broadcasts every Tuesday at: http://www.thesportswonk.com/
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