(July 21, 2014) Texas native Delaney Brey’s ultimate career goal has always been to work in her home state. She can now check it off her bucket list. An STAA member, Brey is joining ABC 7 KLTV in Tyler, TX as a sports anchor/reporter.
“I am so lucky at the age of 22 to be at a number one station in their market, an hour from my hometown, and in a great place like Tyler where there is a plethora of local and professional sport stories,” Brey smiles.
Brey graduated in 2014 after just three years at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. She moves to the Lone Star State from Media Gateway in Little Rock, AR where she spent the past year as a weekend sports anchor.
KLTV is the second job that Brey has accepted since joining STAA in June 2014.
“When I was looking for my first job, STAA helped me take my cover letter from a page and a half to [just a few] paragraphs,” says Brey.”
Another of Brey’s challenges prior to joining STAA was getting job interviews. “The numerous job market tip emails [from STAA] helped me figure out how to show my personality while still being professional.”
Something else Brey has done over the past year is to polish her on camera presentation. “I took a note of one [STAA] email about not being a cookie cutter sports anchor,” she says. “Yes there are terms you can’t avoid using, but just because sports anchors are usually the loud goofy people doesn’t mean you have to oversell it. I anchor sports, and give my opinion like I would in everyday life. When you can convey a sense of genuineness over the air, people are going to like you over someone they think is being fake.”
Like many people, Brey chose a sportscasting career because she grew up playing and loving sports. As a freshman, she played on the Lynn University softball team. Now, Brey gets to continue pursuing her sports passion in her home state.
(Visit Delaney’s STAA Talent Page).