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Kaleb | future sports writer

"UNICORNS! SHOWPONIES! WHERE'S THE BEEF?!" exclaimed Scott Zolak, a local sports announcer for Boston when Kenbrell Thompkins scored the game winning touchdown pass from Tom Brady. While it may sound corny to some people, Scott Zolak demonstrated his passion and excitement for the game and relayed the excitement to his listeners in a unique way. I hope to do the same someday as well!

I want to be a sports writer because I love sports, it would be fun, I would meet professional athletes, and I would get a good paycheck. To become a sports writer, I would need a degree in journalism or communications. Local news sources would accept someone with an associate's degree but bigger news sources would be more apt to accept someone with a bachelor's or master's degree. I would also need to have a solid background of sports, like football, basketball, hockey, etc. To gain sports knowledge, I would watch sports, study statistics, and read articles. I already read plenty of sports articles from Bleacher Report, NFL, NBA, NHL, CBS Sports, and ESPN. To get experience with journalism, I should get involved with my school's newspaper or blogs as well continue to manage my school's sports teams.

To learn about a career as a sports writer, I brainstormed the questions provided and did research on the internet. Some of the opportunities for a career in sports include being a broadcaster, analyst, or writer for a news reporting company, college, or professional team. Other opportunities include traveling the country, going to different stadiums, meeting players, working with advertisers, and exploring historical sports trends. With the rate technology is advancing, who knows what the future holds for the career of a sports writer? But what I do know is, I want to be a part of it!

Kaleb's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.