The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant Premieres on Sunday, January 24th

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

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KFI-AM 640 and iHeartMedia Los Angeles will present the news documentary, The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant on Sunday, January 24th at 4:00 PM. The 2-hour program will begin the morning of the accident that killed Bryant, Bryant’s daughter and seven others including the pilot. It moves ahead to a status report on the NTSB investigation and the void Bryant’s death left in the business world and the African American community.

The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant will chronicle how the crash was covered by the media, including comments made about TMZ Sports by the Los Angeles County Sheriff. The program will explore the public disbelief of losing such a cultural icon and beloved member of the Los Angeles Lakers in such a shocking and surprising way.

Interviews and audio excerpts from the live news coverage will illustrate the frustration, confusion, and controversy of the incident, including illegal photos taken of the crash site by members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The Executive Producer of The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant is award-winning journalist and KFI-AM Correspondent Steve Gregory. Gregory is a 7-time winner of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and the recipient of more than 30 Golden Mike® Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting. He has been with iHeartMedia for more than 27 years (16 at KFI-AM) and is one of the most respected journalists in the business. The program is co-produced by Jacob Gonzalez, Eric Sklar and the KFI-AM 640 News Department.

The Death and Life of Kobe Bryant will be heard on iHeartMedia radio affiliates via iHeartMedia’s 24/7 News Source and the iHeartRadio App. An 8-part limited series companion podcast will be available on the iHeartRadio App or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

For more information contact:

Dave Weiss

iHeartMedia Los Angeles


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