Collier starting career at KFYR-TV in Bismarck


Clayton Collier(August 10, 2016) Many college graduates struggle for a job offer. For Clayton Collier, the struggle was deciding which offer to accept. An STAA member, Collier has chosen to join the sports team at KFYR TV in Bismarck, ND as a sports anchor/reporter.

Collier graduated this Spring from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. The excellence of his work in both TV and radio earned him 2016 STAA All-America Honorable Mention honors.

Upon graduating, it wasn’t long before Collier was fielding job offers. His first was from a station in a market smaller than Bismarck. While flattered, Collier had already interviewed at KFYR and was hoping they, too, would extend an offer. Collier consulted with several career mentors. They debated accepting the offer in-hand or declining, then hoping for the opportunity in Bismarck. The offer from KFYR came during this decision-making process and Collier accepted.

Collier is grateful for his time at Seton Hall and the sports broadcasting opportunities made available to him. He said on Twitter, “I can’t say enough about what they did to prepare me for this opportunity. It was an invaluable experience.”

In addition to his work at Seton Hall, Collier was a production assistant and former intern at Sportsnet New York. Now, it’s on to North Dakota’s capitol city.

“I can’t wait!” Collier says excitedly.