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“I think personality on TV is important. Sports is an area where you can have a personality, and be a personality and do things with a personality. When I go into something, I really commit to it. At Fox 29, sports is not a ‘service’ to people, it’s part of what they want . . . They encouraged me. If I have an opinion, they want me to [give] it.”
Because Eskin – who would only describe his current contract as a “multiyear” deal – has appeared somewhere on local television for 30 years, his move to Fox29 has hardly been a new experience. But he did marvel at one change he’s noted since his late-summer return to the station. “The [technology] we have now is unbelievable,” he said. “You can get anything you need now. It wasn’t like that when I started.”