Sports' Blog

Newscast #4- Ben Murray- Spring 2018


The show must go on… so they say. After about an hour of technical difficulties we had to postpone taping our special edition show to a later date. It was a little disappointing but that’s what happens sometimes and this industry you sometime have to roll with the punches.

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Newscast #3- Kendall Lewis- Spring 2018

The third newscast is complete! I have to start by saying how thankful I am to be a part of such a dedicated and hardworking news team. The morning of our show, we got hit with a snow storm. If you know Morgantown, it’s hill after hill after hill. A few of our team members couldn’t drive because the roads were so slick but those who could managed to get everyone there, except the most important of them all, Professor Dahlia! 

She was unable to make it to the taping due to the weather, but we pulled ourselves together, worked as a team and ran the entire newscast on our own! This simply would not have been possible if we did not have the team we do. So, thank you to everyone who made our taping a success and I could not be more proud to be a part of it.

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Newscast #2- Ben Murray- Spring 2018


Finally. That’s all I could think about before our second newscast. I was finally going to anchor my first show. It felt like I had been watching for years (which isn’t too far from the truth) and I was itching to finally be on set.

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Newscast #1- Kendall Lewis- Spring 2018

This is my second semester with WVU News and I cannot be more excited! I auditioned for main anchor and landed the roll. I worked with an awesome team and had an all around great experience. This semester I auditioned for sports. I decided to take on sports to have a full year of reporting and a different experience at the same time. 

Sports reporting is a whole different world from news reporting. It is much more fast-paced and energetic. When I was practicing my script for auditions, I found myself reading it too newsy. I watched YouTube video after YouTube video of different sports anchors. This really helped me! I listened to their voices and watched their expressions. 

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