Game Commentator resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Hard-hitting sports reporter and on-air talent with a strong reporting background and expertise in covering multiple sports at all levels. Devoted to promoting sports and increasing audience engagement with proactive strategies. Well-known for delivering original interviews, features and game stories for area sports teams. Top notch on-air talent by providing informational and engaging sports shows. Excellent in conducting sports interviews with coaches and athletes. Dedicated to providing on-location reporting by attending sports events regardless of weather conditions. Profound in content development.

  • Sports features
  • Checking facts
  • Time management
  • Sports expertise
  • Analyzing sports plays
  • Associated Press style
  • AP style editing
  • Event coverage
  • Game statistics
  • Headline writing
  • Reporting
  • Game analysis
  • Fluent speaker
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe software
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Excellent grammar
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Teleprompter use
  • Broadcast media
  • On-camera skills
  • Video editing
Work History
MIAA Insider (Internship), 08/2021 to Current
Lee Enterprises, IncorporatedGrand Island, NE,
  • Conduct thorough interviews with all 14 MIAA football coaches.
  • Write scripts for voice-overs that are tagged with highlights of MIAA football.
  • Record voice-overs.
  • Research all MIAA sporting events taking place during the week.
  • Create graphics for TV broadcasts.
  • Get in touch and talk to athletic directors of all 14 MIAA institutions.
  • Record a 2 minute and 30 second segment running through all MIAA sporting events taking place during the week.
  • Record a Saturday morning football show that involves rundown of highlights, stats, scores and interviews.
Sideline Reporter , 08/2021 to Current
  • Collected data from various sources to determine facts and opinions and fashioned into cohesive story for radio broadcast.
  • Deployed to Northwest Missouri State football contests to provide on-the-ground broadcast solutions and coverage.
  • Travel to various cities.
  • Interviewing Northwest Missouri State coaches and players.
  • Conducting prior interviews that will be highlighted pre-game.
  • Catch small details not seen by fans or commentators.
  • Give short and concise information to keep a steady flow.
  • Find story lines for reference.
TV Sports Host, 08/2021 to Current
Northwest Missouri State UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Assessed final products to check quality and consistency with creative vision.
  • Evaluated scripts to identify creative strategies and resource needs for effective production.
  • Built broadcast storylines to interest listeners and grow station audience.
  • Informed audience about Northwest Missouri State sports.
  • Stayed up-to-date on all FCC requirements for various shows, adapting stories and plans accordingly.
  • Interviewed show guests and moderated discussions.
  • Announced station programming information, schedules and station breaks.
  • Read prepared scripts for radio and television shows.
  • Prepared scripts for teleprompter.
  • Research and collect stats for multiple sports
  • Deliver stories and stats efficiently and clearly.
Sports Reporter, 08/2019 to 08/2021
The Northwest MissourianCity, STATE,
  • Revitalized community sports coverage by increasing assignments and revamping quality standards.
  • Worked with social media team to improve promotions and engagement by providing top-notch sports content targeted on specific audiences.
  • Pitched and developed new columns, consistently increasing readership with proven sports and reporting expertise.
  • Delivered authoritative sports coverage with careful attention to game facts, stats and predictions.
  • Reported statistics and scores for various sports to the audience of Maryville and surrounding areas.
  • Edited more than two pieces per week, carefully checking content wording and facts.
  • Took publication to forefront of regional sports journalism by maintaining complete coverage for all popular sports at the high school and college levels.
  • Provided reporting on Northwest volleyball, Maryville boys basketball, Maryville football and Northwest women's basketball games with consistency regardless of weather conditions.
  • Conducted in-depth interviews with players and coaches.
  • Traveled to attend games as far as Odessa for reporting.
  • Coordinated analytical sports pieces showing trends at different levels and offering insight.
  • Created new athlete profile column highlighting top players and rising stars in different sports.
  • Covered numerous events personally, traveling to games across Missouri to create buzz and offer expert coverage.
  • Devised attention-grabbing headlines and summaries for each article.
  • Communicated directly with editors to assess stories and improve quality of work.
Game Commentator, 09/2020 to 02/2021
UClick TV & KZLXCity, STATE,
  • Delivered quality broadcasts with factual information and statistics
  • Provided insight on the action as a play-by-play and color commentator.
  • Researched opposing teams to learn player personnel and style of play.
  • Fluently described the action taking place on the field.
  • Ran pre-made ads during timeouts.
  • Interviewed coaches and players after the game
  • Vocal timbre that is tolerable to hear over multiple hours of a sports broadcast and yet dynamic enough to convey and enhance the importance of the in-game activity.
  • Provided expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy on the teams and athletes, and occasionally anecdotes or light humor
  • Built broadcast storylines to interest listeners and grow station audience.
Radio Show Host, 08/2017 to 05/2018
KBOE RadioCity, STATE,
  • Built broadcast storylines to interest listeners and grow station audience.
  • Engaged with audience members by providing personal commentary on local and national sporting events
  • Delivered exceptional programming to audience members by always researching events, guests and programs thoroughly.
  • Conferred with advertising partners to develop and deploy effective promotional strategies.
  • Informed audience about sporting events happening in the community.
  • Stayed up-to-date on all FCC requirements for various shows, adapting stories and plans accordingly.
  • Planned a 1-hour shows with on-time ad airs and strict adherence to FCC regulations.
  • Interviewed local coaches and athletes.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Initiated debates with guests on diverse sporting topics.
  • Prepared numerous sport stories to discuss during broadcasts.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2022
Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville, MO
  • Majoring in sports media with a minor in sports management.
  • Graduating May 2022
  • Currently have a 3.97 GPA at Northwest Missouri State.
  • Northwest Missouri State President's List (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Graduated Oskaloosa High School with a 3.98 GPA.

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School Attended

  • Northwest Missouri State University

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  • MIAA Insider (Internship)
  • Sideline Reporter
  • TV Sports Host
  • Sports Reporter
  • Game Commentator
  • Radio Show Host


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