BY NICOLE PRIDE
After working a string of low-paying journalism gigs and a 9 to 5 office supply job, Kory Kozak, a 1993 Rutgers graduate, finally landed his dream job as ESPN producer.
The position was as glamorous as Kozak imagined. He interviewed the likes of sport celebrities Donovan McNabb and Peyton Manning for Sunday NFL Countdown. And, he produced shows for other ESPN favorites such as Sports Center and College Game Day — all for which he received Emmy’s (six matter-of-fact).
But after 10 years, Kozak desired to produce more meaningful stories. So, he decided to seize an opportunity to take another position at ESPN that would permit him to create longer feature stories, and moved to North Carolina to start a family.