"It's just that sort of natural approach that I've always had and, yeah, it's taken some fine-tuning. For the most part, it's just breaking down that fourth wall and letting the viewer feel like they're there with you."
This week's TENNIS.com Podcast features reporter Nick McCarvel. He's got a lot of stories from the road to share with podcast co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi.
While studying journalism, McCarvel got his start in tennis by walking into the Tennis Magazine offices in Manhattan asking for a summer internship, and soon after, he began writing for the New York Times and USA Today. He made the leap to on-camera hosting at Indian Wells a few years ago, and has never looked back. Beyond tennis, he also covers figure skating, taking on the role of NBC Olympics digital reporter last year in Pyeongchang.
McCarvel has carved out his place as a content creator, commentator and host, often taking over social media with his feature videos and interviews. He has become a smiling staple at seemingly every stop on tour and has worked with every big name in tennis—even chatting with Roger Federer and Serena Williams in the Twitter Blue Room after they won their Australian Open titles in 2017.