A Week in the Life of a Sideline Reporter for the NFL on Fox

For the NFL on Fox’s Laura Okmin, one of the true joys of being a journalist comes from the relationships with players and coaches that develop over years, not weeks. “A player I’ve covered for years gave me a great compliment recently saying he appreciates that of the ten times I reach out to him, […]

Becoming a Sports Reporter: Laura Okmin’s Path to the NFL on Fox

News Directors from TV stations all across the country have one thing in common, they are all inundated with demo reels from anchors and reporters hoping to make a lasting impression and catch a break. “After graduating, I sent tape after tape after tape after tape. And then I sent another tape,” remembers Laura Okmin, […]

Backstory: Red Sox Sideline Reporter Jenny Dell

It seems impossible to hit the lottery without buying a ticket, but for Red Sox reporter Jenny Dell anything is possible. “It was about four months into my time at ESPN [as a Production Assistant] that I was approached in the ESPN cafeteria about working on-air,” says Dell of her chance encounter over a meal. […]