Inside… But Out!
Eric Clemons, author
“Inside…But Out!” encapsulates the personal experiences of Eric Clemons, who grew up in inner-city Chicago, Illinois and found his way into the upper echelon of network and regional sports television, including ESPN Sports Center, Fox NFL Sunday and other stops along the way. With much of today’s conversation around how people from different backgrounds “code switch,” Clemons had to deal with all those ‘unwritten rules’ African Americans and others might come up against in the corporate world, having to find his own way in the 80’s and 90’s, which was totally uncharted territory for him. Clemons met the game’s biggest stars and has covered more than his share of big moments, including Mike Tyson’s first career loss at the hands of James Buster Douglas in Tokyo, and Michael Jordan’s first NBA title with the Chicago Bulls. With that excitement came the constant and often covert obstacles that seemed to show up at nearly every career stop!