Joe Cook - The Versatile Sportscaster

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Joe Cook-Sports Anchor/Reporter

Joe Cook's passion is sports. Moving from Virginia to the last frontier in Alaska proves his dedication to his sports broadcasting career. He loves to cover games, produce compelling features and enterprise pieces as well.


Currently, Joe is the Sports Director/Anchor for KTVF Channel 11 in Fairbanks, Alaska. He has covered dog mushing events like the world famous mile Iditarod sled dog race, Midnight Sun Baseball game, WCHA Division I hockey, GNAC Division II athletics and the unique high school and community sports scene in Alaska which has made him a well rounded sports journalist.


Before Alaska, Joe was on the air in Omaha, Nebraska when the Norfolk State Spartans upset the Missouri Tigers in the 2nd round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament. Joe was the radio color commentator for NSU men's basketball, the play by play voice for the women's basketball team and multimedia talent for the school's offical athletic website NSUSpartans.com.


Joe graduated from Norfolk State University with a BA in Mass Communications in 2009. He also earned an Associates of Science degree in General Studies from Tidewater Community College in 2007.


Since 2007 Joe has gained experience in print, radio, broadcast and digital journalism.


Go to the Joe Cook Video Channel to watch more of Joe's content.


Visit www.webcenter11.com/sports to watch Joe's most recent sportscasts.


Contact Joe via email at [email protected]


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RESUME

Joseph L. Cook

3650 Braddock St. Fairbanks, AK 99701

(907) 328-9586 (C)

[email protected]

           

EDUCATION: Bachelors of Science-Mass Communications; Norfolk State University, Dec 2009


SKILLS: Non-linear video edition, audio editing, videography, writing, social and online media, ENG equipment,

                        

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Sports Director/Anchor, KTVF Ch. 11, Fairbanks, AK, (October 2012-present)

  • Produce and anchor daily sportscasts, report in the field, generate daily content for station website, engage with viewers using various social media outlets

 

Play-by-play/Color Commentator/Producer, NSU Sports Network, WNSB HOT 91.1 FM, Norfolk, VA (Sep. 2010-March 2012)

  • Color commentator for Norfolk State NCAA Tournament men’s basketball team and play-by-play voice for women’s basketball. Direct and create content for Pregame, Halftime and postgame shows.

 

Postgame Reporter/Host, NSUSPARTANS.COM, Norfolk, VA, (Sept. 2010-March 2012)

  • Conduct postgame interviews, shoot and edit highlights, host “Coach’s Show” for official school athletics website

 

Multimedia Journalist, UFL Virginia Destroyers Football Team, Virginia Beach, VA (April 2011-Oct. 2011)

  • Team multimedia reporter, shoot and edit video of games, organize team media events and visual promotions for team

 

Production Assistant, WVEC Ch. 13, Norfolk, VA, (March 2010-Dec. 2011)

  • Operate studio cameras; administer audio for broadcasts and other various support duties

 

International Freelance Videographer, Eduography Media Company-Tokyo, Japan, (July 2008-Jan. 2010)

  • Shoot video for events and commercials, provide technical support, assist with location setup

 

Sideline Reporter, ESPNU, (Nov. 2008 – Jan. 2009)

  • Delivered sideline reports and on-air teasers,  executed grip and game clock operator positions

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS

Photography skills showcased on ESPN for play no.9 in Top 10 countdown

  • Alaska Broadcasters Association Goldie Award (Oct. 2013)

Winner for Best Entertainment/Comedy Story-“Joe Cook Tries World Eskimo Indian Olympic Sports”

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Black Journalists, (Aug 2009-Present)


Go to webcenter11.com/sports to watch recent sportscasts and stories