Braiden Bell

STAA Member
Location: Mesa, AZ
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EXPERIENCE

Blaze Radio – Phoenix, AZ.
Sports Director, Play-by-Play Announcer, Show Host | August 2015 – May 2019
  • Winner of IBS Award for “Best Sports Director” in the nation. Broadcasted over 80 live ASU events including; Baseball, softball, football, volleyball and men’s/ women’s basketball. First student in ASU history to call a game for the Sun Devil Radio Network (MBB at Georgia). Leader of a department of over 200 students. Assigned with the main task of overlooking all aspects of the station including broadcasts, shows, podcasts and managing the website. Broadcasted four Pac-12 Tournaments, ASU’s win over Kansas, and the NCAA Tournament. Broadcasted ASU’s 2018 Territorial Cup win over Arizona. Very experienced and comfortable with the tech in the radio studio, leading students in the department and using the equipment used to broadcast live games.
Pac-12 Networks – Phoenix, AZ.
Play-by-Play Announcer & Official Stats | May 2017 – May 2019
  • One of select students at Arizona State that covers Sun Devil baseball, softball and women’s basketball on the Pac-12 Digital Networks. These games are available to thousands and serve as the only way to watch these storied programs for the majority of their games. Works official and talent stats for the network for their broadcasts of football and men’s basketball. This job provides strong experience in a professional environment.
Walter Cronkite Sports Network – Phoenix, AZ.
Anchor, In Studio Host | August 2015 – May 2019
  • Served as anchor for WCSN’s studio show, Cronkite Sports Live, a 30-minute live show covering ASU athletics for three years, the first student in the club’s history to do that. Conducted interviews with ASU players and coaches following games for cronkitesports.com. Served in leadership role as MBB Coverage team director for three years, overlooking all video and written content produced.
NCAA Final Four – Phoenix, AZ., San Antonio, TX. & Minneapolis, MN.
Digital Team | March 2017 – April 2019
  • Served on the Digital Team on site at three Final Four’s and tasked to produce content for college basketball’s biggest event. One of two Cronkite students selected by the NCAA to work the prestigious event. Live interviews and features for social media with celebrities such as Bill Walton, Christian Laettner, Hakeem Olajuwon and UNC head coach, Roy Williams.

EDUCATION

Tooele High School Graduate 2015 | Honor Roll | 3.9 GPA
Arizona State University Graduate | Walter Cronkite School of Journalism | Minor in Marketing