Alex Love accepts ABC sports reporting job in Nebraska

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Staff Report
The Carolinian

Alex Love, a USC Upstate communications major with an emphasis in broadcasting, has been hired by KHGI, ABC News in Kearney, Neb.

Love, from Pasadena, Md., ran cross country and distance races at Upstate.

“I achieved my dream of becoming a sports broadcaster on TV,” Love said. “I didn’t do it coming from a big television station or a big broadcasting school, I did it coming from USC Upstate with a degree in Mass Media and an internship and a paid position at GreerToday.com. I would never change any step of it or where I came from.”

Love, who was public announcer at Upstate and area colleges, described what his role will be at KHGI.

“I move onto a new chapter to Kearney,” Love said. “I will be the sports reporter where my job will to report from the field and do live stand ups, create sports stories from across the region – high school, college and professional ­– and an opportunity to anchor on weekends.”

Love said his tenure at Upstate has been a journey as a four-year student-athlete, professors and staff guiding him to his big move.

Love offered special thanks to:

  • Javier Rivera for teaching me everything I know about editing and the computer systems to work in the news.
  • Professor Gary Mattingly who taught my broadcasting classes and helped me learn everything from the classroom to what it takes to be in the business.
  • ESPN Upstate Greg McKinney taught me a lot of the radio industry that helped me become a better sports broadcaster.
  • GreerToday.com was my first internship. I didn’t know what would happen and how much it would help me, but without GreerToday and the fantastic people of Greer I would not be where I am today.
  • The community of Blue Ridge and its support of my writing/photography/broadcasting stories that were viewed by more than 3,000 people per week.
  • Greer High School’s Noah Hannon football documentary.
  • Riverside High School cross country boys and girls documentaries. They had combined for seven state championships in the past eight years.
  • Who could forget going to the SEC women’s basketball championship that brought the Gamecocks their third straight championship en route to the national championship.
  • Interviews with Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers, Dawn Staley, Asia Wilson and dozens of high school athletes who dominated the upstate.
  • A news website that started out as print journalism and turned it broadcast only.

 

Follow Love’s success @A_LOtherunner

 

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