Matt Trent

Sports Anchor

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Employment History
 
KAGS-TV {Bryan, TX}
Associate Sports Director/Reporter, November 2016-Present
* Shoot, edit, produce, write two shows daily plus 30 minutes Saturday Sports Special "Aggie Sports Overtime"
* Co Anchored Friday Night football special "Friday Night Lights"
* Covered Super Bowl 51 (Patriots vs. Falcons) at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
* Coverage area includes Texas A&M, Blinn Junior College, Sam Houston State
* Covered  Texas A&M vs. Kansas State in the 2016 Advocare Texas Bowl
* Navigated through such stadiums as Houston's NRG Stadium, Dallas' AT&T Stadium, and Kyle Field (Texas A&M)
* 30+ high schools in viewing area
* Professional coverage includes Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, and Dallas Stars
* Conducted own interviews with coaches and players for packages or live shots
* Worked independently with TVU backpacks for live shots 
 
WCTI-TV {New Bern, NC}
Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter, May 18, 2015-November 2016
* Winner of 2016 NCAB Award for “Outstanding Sports Story or Series” for coverage of new East Carolina football head coach Scottie Montgomery’s introductory press conference
* Shot, edited, produced and anchored FOX 10 PM Sportscasts 3 days during the week, 3 shows per day (ABC & FOX) on Saturday/Sunday
* Co anchored Friday night football show “The Blitz” and solo anchored the online college version “The College Blitz”
* Only sports reporter/anchor gathering information/content on weekend shifts
* Covered 2015-2016 Carolina Panthers Super Bowl appearance
* In Houston for 2015-2016 Final Four and UNC’s National Championship game against Villanova
* Covered East Carolina baseball run to Super Regional against Texas Tech
* Navigated throughout viewing area of approximately 50 high schools and covered area colleges such as East Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Mt. Olive University, Lenoir CC, Pitt CC,  among others with local ties
* Conducted own interviews with local coaches and players for weekly packages as well as maintained relationships/connections
* Maintained digital content for station website and social media accounts
* Produced using ENPS Client and edited highlights using Edius.
 
WLIO-TV {Lima, OH}
Sports Reporter/Anchor, February 2014-May 2015
* Shot, edited and produced own highlights for 3 shows daily and weekends
* Assumed duties of anchor in fill in role
* During times of anchoring, was only member of sports team gathering content due to Sports Director and Weekend Anchor having off.
* Covered area colleges such as Ohio State, Ohio Northern, Findlay, Bluffton University, UNOH among others.
* Covered such collegiate sporting events as:
                      -Ohio St. Spring Football Game (2014)
                      -Missouri vs. Toledo football (2014)
                      -Michigan vs. Ohio St. football (2014)
* Maneuvered a viewing area spanning 6+ counties and over 80 high schools
* Variety of sports covered include football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, dirt track racing, and bowling.
* Conducted own interviews with local coaches and players for weekly packages as well as maintained relationships/connections
* Maintained digital content for station website and social media accounts
* Produced using ENPS and edited highlights using Final Cut Pro 10.
 
WRIC {Richmond, VA}
Photojournalist/Editor, November 2013-February 2014
* Conducted interviews and gathered video for daily newscasts and sports
* Worked alongside Sports Director Phil Orban to provide video for numerous sporting events including high school football, high school basketball and colleges such as VCU, Univ. of Richmond, and UVA among others
* Edited video using Edius and produced using ENPS
 
WRIC {Richmond, VA}
Sports Intern, August 2013-November 2013
* Worked side by side with Sports Director in regards to producing and shooting high school/college football as well as basketball
* Conducted interviews with athletes and coaches for weekly segments
WGSR 47 STAR News {Reidsville, NC}
Intern  October 2012-December 2012, 
* Play by play duties for local high school football games
* Conducted live interviews/hosted weekly segments
 
 
Education
 
Connecticut School of Broadcasting  {Charlotte, NC}
        March 2013-August 2013
 
University of Richmond  {Richmond, VA}
      B.A. Rhetoric and Communication Studies, May 2011
      Varsity Baseball Team
      Mac Pitt Scholarship
 
Rockingham County High School {Wentworth, NC}
      Graduated 2006
      Varsity baseball, basketball, football
      National Honor Society
      Rockingham Co. Student of the Year, 2005
 
 
Related Experience
 
4 year varsity starter at Univ. of Richmond {Baseball}
Pitched professionally for Evansville Otters in Frontier League
Three sport varsity letter winner in high school {football, basketball, baseball}
 
 


Matt Trent

Represented by:

David Brunner
(484) 695-5187

dbandassociates@msn.com

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