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ESPN Chicago 1000’s Kaplan breaks news of Girardi, Yankees split

ESPN 1000 Chicago’s David Kaplan (Adam Delevitt/ESPN)

David Kaplan, host of Kap & Co. on ESPN 1000 Chicago WMVP-AM, broke the news this morning that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will not return in 2018.

Kaplan reported the story in the first hour of the show, which airs weekdays 9 a.m.-noon CT. How did Kaplan work his sources to report the news with perspective for his audience?

“Life is all about relationships, and over the years I’ve been able to cultivate some great relationships with some high-profile people,” Kaplan said. “You never know what breaking news story is around the corner.”

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