Being a sports anchor for WVU News is something I’ve dreamt of since my senior year of high school, and the time finally came.
The upcoming week was stressful, yet exciting – really a whirlwind of emotions. I just was looking forward to Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock. But like everything in life, hard work pays off. I had made it through one show, saw how our other sports reporter handled the “spotlight” and I knew I had to prove myself and show that I could do this, too. I worked on my voice, I worked on my facial expressions and everything it takes to make “sportsing” as good as possible.The week before show I was finalizing my second package on the three WVU Olympians and how the
Luckily, ESPNU picked it up the very next day. My second package was picked up by a sister-channel
The days leading up to the show weren’t what I expected. I thought I would be nervous, on-edge, and honestly a wreck. Tuesday during read-through’s I felt comfortable reading alongside the other anchors and reporters on-set. But Tuesday night was different, I couldn’t sleep; I was tossing and turning, couldn’t fall asleep. Finally around 2 am, I fell asleep!!WEDNESDAY IS THE DAY! I woke up feeling calm, just going through the motions of hair and makeup,
My first take was a rough one, but I took criticism well and I stepped it up for the next two takes. Third time’s a charm, three takes and we’re out. I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of the TA’s, our AMAZING producer Megan, and everyone else on-set! I’m so excited to see the show and how everything turned out, but I’m even more excited to sit behind that anchor desk.