For the last four years, I’ve been going to school at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. It’s honestly been the best experience I could’ve asked for as a young journalist.
I’ve spent extensive time in Weimer for the duration of my time here, beginning on the first day of Summer B my freshman year at ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM. Through ESPN Gainesville, I’ve been able to work extensively in live talk radio, play by play, and public address in the past few years.
After getting my foot in the door with radio, I started working in television side at the college’s Innovation News Center. I’ve gotten two years of experience as an anchor and reporter, in both news and sports, for WUFT. The opportunities provided to me by UF and WUFT have helped me secure a job as a news anchor after graduation.
I’d recommend UF’s telecommunications program to anyone looking to get their start in the world of journalism. While I’ll always be so grateful for the help they’ve provided me in beginning my career, what I’ll take away most is how great the people are. There’s too many to name, but the station directors, professors, and fellow students involved here are what make UF and the CJC so great.