It has been a goal of mine for a while to one day be a team reporter.
Working in Mississippi for the past year and a half as a digital sports reporter & videographer covering high school sports, Mississippi State & Ole Miss athletics has taught me a lot about being versatile. To say it was overwhelming was an understatement. I don’t have to be knowledgeable about just one sport here. I have to be an expert on football, basketball, and baseball, while also having other sports on my radar. In Mississippi, with no pro sports to call their own, college and high school sports are everything to the community.
If you plan on being a sports reporter in the ‘Sip, you have to completely immerse yourself in the culture and the history. It’s not an easy task to be good at your job here. It takes time, dedication, and most importantly, patience. There’s a reason this state is a stepping stone for young reporters looking to better their craft and move on to bigger markets.
I say all this because my time here in Mississippi has solidified my dream of wanting to find a team and a culture I can call my own.
The New York Islanders Hockey Club is so rich in tradition and the fan base so passionate, it’s the reason I’m writing this.
When I saw the posting for the position and the strive to add to the legacy of the franchise, I knew I wanted to be a part of that transition. Being able to connect fans to the culture of a team and a franchise is my biggest passion. Creating content that gives an inside look into the behind-the-scenes moments are what I live for.
The possibility of having that opportunity is what makes everything I’ve worked for up to this point worth it.
Being a digital, game, & entertainment reporter/host is the perfect combination I could think of, and I’m confident that my skills and ability up to this point makes me the best candidate for the position.