Ben Creighton


KEZI 9 ABC News, Eugene, OR 2015 to Present
Sports Anchor/Reporter/Producer/Play-By-Play Broadcaster
Anchor and report on Oregon Ducks athletics, Oregon State Beavers athletics, as well as several other major sporting franchises and events in Oregon. Also produce sports blocks for newscasts. Will also serve as TV play-by-play broadcaster for KEZI’s high school and college football and basketball broadcasts.

The W.TV, Portland, OR 2015
Basketball Play-By-Play Broadcaster
Performed TV play-by-play for the Portland Pilots-Pepperdine Waves Division I basketball game for The W.TV (West Coast Conference Network).

Basketball Play-By-Play Broadcaster
Performed radio play-by-play for Portland Pilots men’s basketball on Sports Radio 910 KMTT-CBS Sports Radio Portland during the “Showdown in Music City” Thanksgiving Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. Also conducted interviews with coaches andp players during pre-game and post-game shows.

PORTLAND SPORTS NETWORK, Portland, OR 2014 to 2015
Portland Pilots Play-By-Play Broadcaster
Performed TV/webcast play-by-play for Portland Pilots men’s basketball throughout the non-conference schedule as well as West Coast Conference play for the Portland Sports Network.

KUGR RADIO, Pullman, WA 2010 to 2014
Head Sports Director
In charge of Web Streaming/TV and radio station sports broadcasts for volleyball, basketball, and baseball events for the Washington State Cougars. Mentored other students.

Sports Play-By-Play Broadcaster
Delivered radio and Webcast/TV play-by-play for football, men’s/women’s basketball and baseball. Covered 2012 Pac-12 Conference Tournament events for men’s/women’s basketball; covered men’s basketball at 2013 Pac-12 Conference Tournament.

TURNER SPORTS, Atlanta, GA Summer 2013
Paid Intern: Spent 10 weeks observing on-air talent, studio staff, and game production personnel; created NBA and MLB highlight clips for programming; researched and developed content for NBA TV news ticker; shadowed MLB on TBS broadcast production functions.

710 ESPN, Seattle, WA Summer 2012
Summer Intern: Proposed topics, discussions and poll questions for daily broadcasts, shows and updates. Edited audio clips; organized and posted material to website; recorded hourly sports updates.

PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS/ PORTLAND THUNDER / NBA ON TNT / PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS / PAC-12 NETWORKS Observation/Practice: During the period from 2012 through 2014, practiced play-by-play (PSU, Thunder), supported behind-the-scenes production and on-air broadcast (two NBA games and one NCAA game).

Recent Bachelor’s Degree is complemented by practical experience as on-air sports anchor, broadcaster, field reporter and writer. Conversant in radio, television, and Internet commentary platforms. Poised and articulate, offer long-term immersion in athletics (four-year scholar athlete in high school) together with strengths in:

  • newscast production
  • radio board operation
  • copy writing
  • play-by-play
  • iNews utilization
  • job shadowing
  • video editing
  • Avid, Adobe Premiere
  • interviewing

In-depth knowledge of basketball, baseball, and football. Present enthusiastic and professional broadcast image; develop rapport with athletes, colleagues, and the public. Committed to research and thorough preparation; free to travel.

Bachelor of Arts: Broadcast News (GPA 3.4) 2014
  • Washington Association of Broadcasters Scholarship winner
  • Rotary Club of Portland/Richard Ross Memorial Scholarship winner

Albert Vertino
Vice President, Executive Producer (Turner Sports, NBA Digital Content)

Lucrezia Paxson
Assistant Broadcast Professor (Washington State University)

Jared Greenberg
NBA TV Gametime Studio Host (NBA TV, Turner Sports)

Bill Keenist
Senior Vice President of Communications (Detroit Lions)

Adam Bjaranson
Portland Trail Blazers TV Host (Comcast SportsNet Northwest), Sports Anchor/Reporter (KGW Newschannel 8)