When we left Sarina at the end of the last episode she had just wrapped up her year as a Nike Field Reporter. But she didn't just land at ESPN when her time with Nike was over. In this episode she takes us from her time as an executive assistant for an investment banking company to TruTV, National Geographic, and finally ESPN. While she was at Nat Geo, Sarina helped grow the social media presence from 300,000 followers to more than 3-million.
We all love lists, right? We all hate making mistakes, right? Network photographer Kenton Young shares his top 10 mistakes so we can all learn from them and avoid making the same ones in the field. Sometimes they might seem obvious, but creating a checklist from Kenton's mistakes can help... we hope. Have you made the same mistakes before? Other mistakes you've made that others can learn from? Share them with us on twitter or Facebook. Thanks for listening.
Michael DelGiudice has an uncanny ability to bring viewers to the story. It's no wonder that reporters who work with him usually use so few words. When there is a track, DelGiudice usually has the perfect shot to match. During our conversation with the lensman he explains how his passion for the camera helped him find a career he had never imagined. A career that now includes more than 60 Emmy's, although he doesn't like to talk about it. He explains how learning how to do other jobs around the newsroom can make you a better storyteller.
In part two of our conversation with Wayne Freedman we get deeper into the craft of journalism. Wayne shares the struggle to cover news in the Bay Area as crews continue to get attacked for their equipment. He talks about the Darwinian nature of a reporting career. We discuss the frustration in predicting the future of the business and the affirmation bias creating a division in the country. Just as Freedman's book should be required reading for all young journalists, this conversation is a must listen!
Wayne Freedman is a master storyteller. The reporter for KGO won more than 50 Emmy awards before he decide to take a step back and give others a chance to take home a trophy. Wayne wrote his first column for the Los Angeles Daily News when he was 14 years old and he is still helping narrate history. He is also the author of "It Takes More Than Good Looks To Succeed In Television News Reporting".
Melissa Alam is on fire! She's tearing up the entrepreneurial world in Philadelphia and across the country using girl power (our words, not hers) to do it. In the podcast she talks about coming up with her own job title and description. She also talks about the importance of finding a community of like-minded people, and building your own brand.
We talk to Actor Brian Wiles of TNT's Public Morals about getting nervous before auditions, the importance of meditation, and building a career in show business today. Brian is a budding star with regular roles on AMC's Turn and CBS's Person of Interest just to name a few. He shared some good advice for young actors based on his own experiences. We hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening!