I am an Emmy Award winning, highly skilled and creative journalism professional with a broad range of experience encompassing; News/Sports Anchoring, Reporting and Writing. I also have extensive experience in professional “live shots”, breaking news and in-studio reporting.
My love for Broadcast Journalism began in 2015 when I started announcing my high school varsity basketball and baseball games “live” on YouTube. I continued my journey through college, at Eastern Illinois University, where I wrote/anchored news/sports and had produced for our “live” 30 minute news broadcast at WEIU News Watch in the 88th DMA. I also broadcasted volleyball, baseball and softball for the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Digital Network. I was also a beat writer for baseball, softball, men’s tennis, women’s golf, men’s golf and men’s soccer teams at The Daily Eastern Newspaper. I was also an on-air personality for WEIU Hit-Mix 88.9.
I received my B.A. in Journalism, Sports Media Relations in May of 2020 from Eastern Illinois University. I also have extensive coursework in Kinesiology.
- I received an Emmy Award at the 53rd Central Great Lakes Chapter Emmy Award Banquet for – Outstanding Evening Newscast
I was awarded the following Broadcast Journalism Awards while at Eastern Illinois University.
Broadcast Journalism Awards:
- 2019 1st Place SINBA Award-TV from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association – Outstanding TV Sports Reporting
- 2019 Winner of the NATAS Mid-America Student Awards for Excellence – Entry C-08 Sports
- 2019 Winner of the Second Place Award for Society of Collegiate Journalists – Television Sports Package
- 2019 Winner of the 1st Place Student Silver Dome Award from Illinois Broadcasters Association – Best Radio Sports Story for Alexander Hollins
- 2019 Winner of the 3rd Place Student Silver Dome Award from Illinois Broadcasters Association – Best TV Sports Package for Alexander Hollins
I currently work in Topeka, Kansas for Gray Television in the 145th DMA where I am the Sports Director and perform the following duties:
- Coordinate all Sports Coverage and Scheduling
- Anchoring/Shooting Sports Segments
- Production and Management of Kansas Prep Zone Segments
- Management of WIBW Web and Social Media Postings for WIBW 13 Sports
- Supervision of Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter