Jazz sideline reporter Kristen Kenney is entering her third season with the Utah Jazz, but most don’t exactly know how she got to Salt Lake City.

So we brought her on the podcast to talk about her life: her soccer career, her experience filming a documentary in Africa, and what it’s like to have malaria. Seriously. Then, we talk about her time with the Jazz: her favorite Jazz game to cover, how she prepares, what practices are like, and what to expect for this upcoming season.

Here’s a rundown of this week’s podcast:

At 1:20 • Kristen’s path to Utah.

At 5:15 • Her soccer career, first at Elon, then the University of Miami.

At 11:55 • Filming a documentary of her travels in Tanzania.

At 24:05 • How Kristen prepares for games and segments.

At 29:30 • The focus of Jazz practices. How do they differ from the rest of the league’s?

At 36:15 • Particular players she’s intrigued to see this season.

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