Meet Michael B. Grant, veteran college sports journalist

Michael B. Grant
1523 Winter Ave. #2 | Louisville, KY 40204 | (502) 645-7265 | vtibbs2003@gmail.com | Twitter: @MichaelGrant_CJ

SUMMARY
Veteran journalist specializing in college sports. Skilled in digital media, online publishing and social networks. Ability to work on tight deadlines on a variety of topics. I have a strong fascination with people’s personal stories and their accomplishments. Member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Fluent in SEO, social media and digital media
Communication skills
Reporting and editing
Deadline journalism
Storytelling
Breaking news
Skilled interviewer and researcher
Videography

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Sports Reporter, Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal, (June 1994-March 2015)
Award-winning journalist with extensive experience producing print and digital content about Division I college sports. Teams covered include University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Indiana University, Western Kentucky University, Murray State University, Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University.
Researched and developed strategies to reach and engage audiences over a variety of platforms (digital, social media, print, and video.) that led to record-breaking web traffic.
Assisted in coverage of the 2013 University of Louisville national championship basketball team, the 2012 University of Kentucky national championship basketball team and the 2013 University of Louisville women’s Final Four basketball team.
Covered the NCAA Division I basketball tournament for 15 years.
Filmed, edited and produced sports videos for courier-journal.com. Videos included breaking news, feature stories, and interviews.
Directed coverage of Indiana University basketball and football and the Big Ten Conference from the C-J Bureau in Bloomington, Ind.
Covered Louisville’s Triple-A baseball club the Louisville Redbirds/Louisville Bats. Have strong knowledge of the Cincinnati Reds’ farm system and prospects.
Covered high school sports in Kentucky and Indiana. Responsible for compiling annual Courier-Journal high school basketball all-star team.
Winner of the 2000 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for Best Enterprise Reporting.

Copy editor, Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal (June 1993-June 1994).
Edited stories, wrote headlines.

FREELANCE
Sporting News College Football/Basketball Annual
Wrote articles about Conference USA and the Ohio Valley Conference.

Blue Ribbon College Yearbook
Wrote articles about Indiana University and the Big Ten Conference.

INTERNSHIP
Assistant to Sports Producer, WIVB, Buffalo, N.Y. (Sept. 1990-May 1991)
Helped prepare and edit video for nightly TV newscast.
Assisted in the coverage of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres.
Worked with Van Miller, former radio voice of the Buffalo Bills.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in journalism, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1993
REFERENCES
Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated associate editor/media critic, (212) 522-2929
Rick Bozich, WDRB-41 sports columnist (502) 550-1425
Michael Cunningham, Atlanta Journal‑Constitution sports reporter (305) 877-2093
Bennie Ivory, former executive editor, Louisville Courier-Journal (502) 425-3063

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