TV-radio notebook: Kevaney Martin takes advantage of the Las Vegas sports scene | Local
Vegas has grown into a big hockey city.
“Who would have believed it, right?” Hockey in the desert, said Martin. “Everywhere you go – license plates, shirts, decals. These people are die-hard Golden Knights fans.”
Martin attributes the city’s love for the Golden Knights to the way the team reacted when 58 people were killed and hundreds injured in the mass shooting at a country music festival on the Strip of Las Vegas in October 2017.
“The next day… the entire Golden Knights team was in the community to donate blood,” said Martin. “We had a really powerful video of some of the players on the team kissing strangers.
“Right after that, love and support. It’s really amazing to see.”
Martin, who is part of a four-person sports department, also covers the Raiders games. She not only covered home games in the Raiders’ inaugural season in Vegas last year, but also a few road games.
“The best part about this job is that you kind of get to get involved in everything.” [sports]she said. “It’s a lot of work. … When you go from Golden Knights to Aces to Raiders, you have to stay on top of everything. “
The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces made their debut in 2018.
“As a former hooper I love, love, love to cover Aces,” said Martin, a former Monmouth University player who lost to the Aces coach and former England star. Detroit Pistons, Bill Laimbeer, in a live HORSE game.