(August 4, 2016) In his new sportscasting job, Seattle native Curtis Calhoun will be covering teams for which he grew up cheering. An STAA member, Calhoun is joining hometown radio KOMO-AM as a sports anchor.
“It’s the perfect situation for me right now,” says Calhoun, a recent Washington State University graduate. “Local, in a big market covering all of major sports teams in the Seattle area. I grew up watching the Mariners and Seahawks, and the fact that I get to cover them in my first job in this business is incredible.”
When Calhoun learned of the opening through STAA, he jumped on it. “Initially, I was pretty set on leaving the state due to how the job market presented itself. There weren’t a lot of great local options before the KOMO position popped up. My preference all along was to stay close to home for my first job and it ended up working out.”
Calhoun’s passion for radio took root during his time as a student at Washington State. “I really grew both as a broadcaster and as a person through working in radio and I felt I enjoyed myself the most doing it. While I did do a lot of television work as well, I felt that radio was the best fit for me to really pursue my long-term goal of being one of the best sports broadcasters of all time.”
Upon graduating, Calhoun wanted a job that would provide personal happiness and professional growth. “There were a lot of times since I graduated when I felt like giving up and jobs that I wanted just weren’t available, but the fact that I stayed persistent ultimately is what landed me a job in the end and I couldn’t be happier.
“I couldn’t have done it without STAA’s help and guidance. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me.”
(Visit Curtis’s STAA Talent Page).