Premier League Logo
Feature

Austin's Premier League passion: Michelle

26 Oct 2019
Michelle plinusa

Ahead of Premier League Mornings Live's visit to the city, a TV producer tells how an article on Didier Drogba led her to a career in journalism

Premier League Mornings Live comes this weekend to Austin, a city of people passionate about the Premier League.

The Premier League's US Instagram account, @PLinUSA, has been sharing the stories of some of those fans and their love of soccer and the Premier League.

Meet Michelle, a TV producer for whom an article on Didier Drogba led to a career in journalism.

"When I was a student at UT I read this really great article on [Didier] Drogba by Grant Wahl, who is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated.

"I invited him to come to our classroom and talk. That really opened doors for me to go network with these journalists that I respect so much and that are able to deliver and tell these really cool stories.

"During that time I was like, 'I love Drogba. He’s one of my favorite players from Chelsea.'

So looking back on that moment, it was really cool how I could relate the club to a journalist that I respect. It’s kind of shaped my career and I was like, 'This is what I want to do.'

"I am a bilingual producer currently working [in] news and I’m in charge of the sports department for Telemundo so I pick and choose what’s on the screen. I try to be as equal as possible, but Chelsea go first!"

Also in this series

Austin's Premier League passion: Amobi
Austin's Premier League passion: William
Austin's Premier League passion: Christie
Austin's Premier League passion: Tammy
Austin's Premier League passion: Mateo
Austin's Premier League passion: Meesha
Austin's Premier League passion: Zach

Latest News

More News: Latest News

Latest Videos

More Videos: Latest Videos

Cookies on PremierLeague.com

The Premier League website employs cookies to make our website work and improve your user experience. Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website. You may disable these but this may affect website functionality. Non-essential cookies help us improve the functionality of our website by collecting information and reporting on your use of the website as well as improving your user experience. You can manage your cookie settings and switch off non-essential cookies via the “Manage Settings” below.

Manage Settings
I accept cookies from this site