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#104 – Now Batting: Dylan Dreyer

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Dylan Dreyer steps into The Batter’s Box for Episode 104! Part of the fabric of our mornings for nearly a decade as a co-host of The Today Show on NBC, Dreyer is about to release her very first children’s book, Misty the Cloud: A Very Stormy Day. The first in a series, the book provides Dreyer the opportunity to combine her meteorology background with her experience as a mom in a way that’s both accessible and enjoyable for children. Co-written by Alan Katz and illustrated by Rosie Butcher, the story follows a little cloud with big feelings named Misty and helps young readers understand how to deal with good days, bad days, and everything in between. The book is published by the fine folks at Random House Children’s Books, and you can preorder it here before its official release on October 12th!

Dreyer embodies the perfect hitter for our podcast, as she’s an avid fan of both sports and theatre. A New Jersey native, she takes us back to her time on the softball field at Manalapan High School, working for NBC Sports, and some of the brilliant sports crossovers she’s gotten to experience as the “ultimate utility player” on The Today Show. She also discusses the roots of her place in “Red Sox Nation,” and while she warns host Al Malafronte that she wasn’t the best clutch hitter in her ballplaying days, her performance in this week’s edition of Fastball Derby was nothing short of All-Star caliber – highlighted by some hilarious and inspiring stories, many of which just so happened to center around her favorite nights on Broadway!

This episode was recorded just a couple of weeks prior to the birth of Dreyer’s third child, Russell James. Congratulations to her and her family!

Connect with Dylan Dreyer on Instagram: @dylandreyernbc

Connect with Break a Bat! on Instagram: @break_a_bat_podcast

Hosted by Al Malafronte

Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network 

Edited by Matthew Hendershot

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