Join the conversation on Wednesday, September 14 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM EST, with Deepi Sidhu, a reporter for the NFL’s Houston Texans, covering the team for Texans TV, Texans Radio and HoustonTexans.com. Open to students and early career AAPI journalists, the Sports Task Force Online Mentoring Sessions are broadcast via Facebook Live and teach you how your colleagues are performing at the highest levels. Hosts field questions about covering news stories, conducting interviews, anecdotes, being an AAPI journalist and more. Deepi will share personal anecdotes and insights about the industry. Just log on to Facebook at the AAJA-Sports Journalists page and join the conversation.
AAJA-STF Online Mentor Session
+ Wednesday, September 14, 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET / 5:00 – 6:00 PM PT
+ Via Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/AsianAmericanSportsJournalists
+ More info on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582597955377999/
+ With Deepi Sidhu, Houston Texans Insider
Sidhu, a co-host and associate producer on ‘Texans Late Night,’ will co-host the newest addition to the Texans TV lineup. ‘Texans Buzz’ premieres on Saturdays nights this fall on ABC/KTRK following the late local news. With a background in radio, Sidhu also assists on the programming and production side for all of the offseason and in-season Texans radio shows, which air on SportsRadio 610.
Prior to joining the Texans organization, Sidhu worked for the flagship station, SportsRadio 610. She wrote for CBS Houston and SportsRadio 610 websites, covering local professional and college sports.
From the age of 15, Sidhu has been involved in radio broadcasting. She also had a weekly radio show on KPFT Houston, GenerAsian Radio, which she co-hosted and produced for 11 years. Sidhu has also been a freelance writer for multiple outlets including CNN.com, and CNN’s Headline News site, HLN.com. Sidhu graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and then attained her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston in 2002.
Sidhu was born and raised in Indianapolis, but has lived in Houston for the past 20 years. She and her husband, Sham, live in Bellaire and have three sons ages 12, 9, and 6. In her free time, Sidhu enjoys running and traveling with the family.
Tweet questions before and during the broadcast @DeepSlant using #AAJASports. Also follow her on Instagram and Snapchat @DeepSlant.
The AAJA Sports Task Force (STF) is an affinity group of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the sports media industry. Membership includes sports journalists (print, broadcast, digital), media professionals, academics and marketing and public relations professionals. The Sports Task Force’s mission is to elevate the voice of Asian Americans in sports media across multiple platforms and encourage future Asian American sports media professionals through mentorship, educational offerings and scholarship opportunities. Follow STF on Twitter @AAJASports.