No longer pretending, Carpenter joins WLTZ

Scott Carpenter(August 22, 2017) Growing up in Cincinnati, Scott Carpenter would announce Reds games in his parents’ living room, complete with a scorebook and toy microphone. “I just had a passion for sportscasting all my life and now I get to work in a place where the people have the same passion for their teams and the area,” he says.

An STAA member, Carpenter has joined NBC WLTZ in Columbus, GA as a sports anchor.

Carpenter found the opportunity through STAA. “It’s a great market to be in and the people really care about their sports in Columbus,” he smiles.

A 2017 graduate of Heidelberg University in Ohio, Carpenter believes that showcasing his personality in his demo, cover letter and interview helped him land the WLTZ gig. He also credits his STAA membership.

“The STAA membership kept me fresh,” says Carpenter. “The daily tips helped and so did the ability to call [CEO Jon Chelesnik] and discuss a thought or topic that was on my mind. Additionally, it was great for tweaking the resume and cover letter to ensure that I was making a good first impression during the application process.”

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