FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!
Come for the gourmet food, leave with juicy insights into your favorite sports! On March 8, 92YTribeca's Friday Night Dinner series will feature a behind-the-scenes discussion and Q&A with three of the best sports journalists working today: Rachel Nichols of CNN/Turner Sports, Seth Wickersham of ESPN, plus Amy Nelson of SB Nation. Moderated by Time.com columnist Gary Belsky, our panel will reveal what really happens between the lines and in the locker room.
Wine and cocktails will be served at 7:00, with a delicious dinner prepared by 92YTribeca Head Chef Russell Moss to follow.
No subject is out of bounds. Don't miss the fun.
Old Fashioned Cocktail
White Beans with Rosemary
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
Dessert: Cantaloupe and Mint
Tickets: $40 in advance / $50 at the door.
Rachel Nichols is a correspondent and studio host at ESPN and is based in New York City. Rachel's role includes working for SportsCenter, covering breaking news stories and major events, as well as providing investigative pieces and human-interest features for the network's E:60 newsmagazine show. Rachel is also an occasional contributor to the Sports Reporters and a sideline reporter for "Monday Night Football." Prior to joining ESPN on a full-time basis, Nichols was a reporter for the Washington Post and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. A native of Potomac, Maryland, Rachel received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Seth Wickersham is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine and a columnist at ESPN.com. He's been on staff at The Magazine since graduating from the University of Missouri in 2000, where he majored in journalism. Wickersham was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Although he primarily covers the NFL, he's written about every sport, not to mention gay rugby, the plight of one fired college basketball coach, steroids, mental illness, sports stadium anthems, college football scandals and other off-field topics. He's won numerous awards during his career, and his articles have been cited in several editions of the Best American Sports Writing anthology. He's part of a staff at The Magazine that twice won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He lives in Montclair, NJ, with his wife, daughter and beagle.
Amy K. Nelson is an award-winning journalist and senior correspondent for SB Nation. Nelson focuses on video and multimedia content for SB Nation, covering a variety of sports, major events and producing video for her YouTube channel. She also contributes to FOX Business and NBC Sports Network. Born and raised on the north shore of Massachusetts and a graduate of Hampshire College, Nelson has been covering professional sports for nearly a dozen years. Prior to joining SB Nation, Nelson covered baseball for ESPN.com as part of the site’s Enterprise team and appeared on programs such as "SportsCenter," ESPNews, "Baseball Tonight," "Jim Rome Is Burning" and "Outside The Lines." She yearns to travel internationally and get paid for it. She is currently open to all offers. She also frequents Twitter and Instagram far too much. It's a sickness.
Gary Belsky, a columnist for Time.com, is the former editor in chief of ESPN The Magazine and ESPNInsider.com. Author of several books, including the bestselling Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes, Belsky lectures frequently on decision making to business and consumer audiences around the world. From 2007 through 2010, Belsky was co-host of a weekly sports radio show on Sirius, and prior to that he was a regular commentator on CNN’s Your Money and a frequent contributor to "Good Morning America," "CBS This Morning," "Crossfire" and "Oprah." Belsky, who lives in Manhattan, serves on the board of directors of Urban Pathways, one of New York City’s largest providers of services to the homeless and mentally ill; and the New York Neo-Futurists, an award-winning East Village theater company.