Dewayne Cook

STAA Member
Location: Sidney, NE
To reach client call STAA:
(949) 648-STAA
 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science for Telecommunications, December 2015
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Concentrations: News with a focus in Sports
Minor: Communication Studies

WORK EXPERIENCE

Play-by-Play/News Director/On-Air Talent, KSID Radio, Sidney, NE: 07/16 to present
  • Winner of 2017-18 Gold Award for Best Play-by-Play from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association
  • Cover news/sports stories on a local and regional basis
  • Manage part timers scheduling, training
  • Record afternoon and evening newscasts for three radio stations
  • Provide play-by-play for local high school sporting events; pre- and post-game shows as well
  • Interview local businesses, community members, and others during remote broadcasts
  • Voice track throughout the day on our FM/AM stations
  • Cover and update severe weather in our coverage area
  • Write & record spots for advertisers
Beat Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, ESPN Gainesville 95.3: 08/13 to 12/15
  • Florida Gators Football beat reporter (Fall 2015)
  • Work directly with the Associated Press in coverage of the football team
  • Produce 2-minute sports updates/50 second ‘trending now’ updates
  • Cover local and regional sporting events
  • Interview UF and other athletes in person and over the phone
  • Write multimedia web stories for local sporting events
Play-by-Play/Color Commentator, ThePrepZone.com: 01/14 to 12/15
  • Provide play-by-play and color commentary for local high school sporting events
  • Conduct interviews with coaches and players pre-game and post-game
  • Compile statistics and information on teams
Sports Anchor, WUFT News Sports: 05/14 to 12/15
  • Produce/Broadcast 6:00 Sports segment to broadcast area
  • Shoot press conferences and live sporting events
  • Edit video using Final Cut Pro
  • Cover University of Florida sports as well as Florida-based and national sports teams

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

RCS Nexgen, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, KLZ Newsroom, some Adobe Photoshop, some Adobe Audition, Wavepad Sound Editor, AP-ENPS, camera operation, Microsoft Office, Internet, Twitter, Facebook, email processing.

REFERENCES:

Randy Brown, Sports Director/Play-by-Play Broadcaster, KSID Radio

Suzy Ernest, Station Owner/Director, KSID Radio

Mike Ridaught, Owner/Play-by-Play Announcer, theprepzone.com