Sports Reporter/Writer

EDUCATION:  B.A. Communication, MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Journalism Major
EXPERIENCE:  SPORTS EDITOR, Alamogordo Daily News, New Mexico, October 2004-present; SPORTS REPORTER, Roswell Daily Record, New Mexico. October 2003-October 2004; SPORTS EDITOR, Worthington Daily Globe, Minnesota, June 2003- August 2003; ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR, Marquette University Tribune, Wisconsin, August 2002-May 2003; SPORTS COPY EDITOR, Marquette University Tribune, Wisconsin August 2000-May 2001; August 2001-December 2001; SPORTS REPORTER, Marquette University Tribune, Wisconsin August 1999-May 2000
NAME: Gidal Kaiser
PHONE:  (773) 655--2506

E.H. Shaffer contest, presented by New Mexico Newspapers Association, Daily Newspapers Class II
• 2008, Sports Photo, 2nd place.
• 2007, Sports Columns, 1st place.
• 2007, Sports Photo, 1st place.
• 2006, Sports Writing, 1st place.
• 2006, Sports Writing, 1st place.
• 2006, Sports Columns, 3rd place.
• 2005, Sports Columns, 2nd place.
• 2004, Sports Columns, 2nd place.

Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence contest
• 2002 Region 6 award (College), Sports Column Writing, 2nd place.

Accurate, compelling and timely reporting
• Created Across Campus, Second Down and 2 Minute Drill features in Alamogordo Daily News and continue to be longest-standing ADN sportsperson since 2003, when two people shared same job I do myself
• Features have run on a regular basis since 2005 school year started; have received over 100 phone calls from community members thanking me for extra effort with aforementioned pieces
• Contributor/correspondent, Independent Web site focusing on high school sports in the state of New Mexico.

Competitive and diligent in acquiring and delivering stories
• Seven-time award winner of New Mexico Press Association contest since 2004
• During tenure, broke news of five coaching hires, one coaching resignation and 17 athletes signing National Letters of Intent to play college sports either on ADN Web site or local sports talk show
• Co-host/analyst, “Otero County Sports Round-up.” June 2004 to December 2007, February 2008 to present. Hour-long, five-day-a-week local sports talk show which delves into local, state-wide and national sports news
• Published in Las Cruces Sun-News, Clovis News-Journal, Hobbs News-Sun and Artesia Daily Press along with current/former employment organizations

Professional rapport with colleagues, coaches athletes and fans
• Maintain “open-ended” policy with area coaches in regards to observing practices; occasionally asked to participate as “drill dummy”  
• Sought out by coaches for information on other teams in district and/or state due to diligence in keeping up with statewide sports scene
• Allowed to sit in on team film sessions and strategy/gameplan sessions; invited on scouting trips by several head coaches