(September 21, 2016) Ariel Epstein is creative. When she learned that WCTI in New Bern, NC had a sports anchor/reporter opening, and that the station’s sports director is receptive to new ideas, she knew it would be a fit. She applied, and now Epstein is the newest member of the WCTI sports team.
“I am very excited to start my career doing what I love as well as learning what I am sure will be a great amount,” says Epstein. “The station covers high school sports, East Carolina University, UNC, Duke and NC State, along with some Wake Forest and Carolina Panthers. They even have a Texas Rangers high-A affiliate coming in next spring.”
A 2016 graduate of Syracuse University, Epstein learned of the WCTI opportunity through STAA. She became more excited about it as she got deeper into the application process.
“The sports director [Brian North] is very open-minded to new ideas and covering everything possible, which is something I really liked about the station,” says Epstein. “I felt it was extremely important for me to get in front of the camera as much as possible so I can continue to grow and refine my skills. This job allows me to do just that.
“Thank you [STAA] for your great advice along the way.”
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