Court Zeppernick is staying close to home for his first full-time job in sports broadcasting. He’s joining WHIZ Media Group in Zanesville, OH as a sports anchor/reporter and believes he’s found a good fit.
“It offers a wide variety of learning and experience,” he says excitedly.
Zeppernick is an Ohio native and a 2020 graduate of Ohio State University. He’s been an STAA member since 2017 and learned of the WHIZ opportunity in an STAA Job Leads email.
“I received an interview a week and a half later, after following up with [WHIZ News Director George Hiotis],” Zeppernick recalls.
Zeppernick believes following-up was a key to him earning the job. “I explained why I believed I was best qualified for this position.” He was offered the job at the end of his first interview.
Zeppernick brings considerable newsroom experience to WHIZ. His resume includes internships with NBC4 and ABC6 in Columbus, OH, and with BTN Student U.
Ironically, it was the second time in five months Zeppernick had applied for the WHIZ position. “I was just as eager and excited to find out that the same position had become available again in late March, and pounced on it by applying as soon as I found out.
“Therefore, the challenges and frustrations were a thing of the past with this position,” Zeppernick grins.