(January 28, 2015) STAA member Matt Digby is making his entrance into full-time sports broadcasting in the Mountain State. Digby is the new Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter for WOAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Beckley, WV.
“This is my first full-time sportscasting job, and being from Ohio, this opportunity to work in West Virginia is very exciting.”
From first notification of the opening to receiving the official offer, Digby moved through the hiring channel rapidly.
“I found out through the job leads from STAA. The day after I sent in my resume materials, I was already talking with the news director, Keith Conner. The following week, I received the formal offer. I’m very surprised by how quick the process went, but it’s been a great reminder of how fast-paced this business can be!”
Digby leaves the Tourbeau Sports Group where he served as a commentator and producer. The Ohio native is excited to be covering familiar territory and teams.
“I’m already familiar with a lot of the popular teams in the region, and the area has played host to some major events. Southern West Virginia loves its local sports, so it’ll be a lot of fun getting to cover them.”
A 2013 graduate of Ohio University, Digby suggests the truly passionate remain steadfast in their pursuit of a sports broadcasting job.
“Don’t get discouraged if you don’t hear from an employer. If you are truly committed to getting a job in this business, you will get a job. It may take longer than you’d like, but it’s worth the wait.”
(Visit Matt’s STAA Talent Page).