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Kevin McGuire

College football writer at NBCSports.com

Location
Greater Philadelphia Area
Industry
Writing and Editing
Current
  1. NBC Sports,
  2. The Student Section,
  3. CBS Local
Previous
  1. Crystal Ball Run,
  2. Yahoo!,
  3. Examiner.com
Education
  1. Shippensburg University
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NBC Sports

NBC Sports

College Football Writer

– Present

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Background

Summary

College football writer for College Football Talk on NBCSports.com.

Over five years of coverage experience, have received credentialed access from Penn State, Temple, Indiana, Rutgers, Army and Navy in addition to events hosted by the ACC, Big East, The American and Big Ten.

Experience

College Football Writer

NBC Sports
– Present (1 year 4 months)

Contributing college football news and commentary on NBCSports.com.

Contributor

The Student Section
– Present (4 months)

Contributing short updates and featured stories for Bloguin's college sports blog.

Local Football Blogger

CBS Local
– Present (2 years 3 months)

* Author of weekly Heisman Trophy candidate profiles across CBS Local network
* Author of weekly college football column running across CBS Local network
* Asked to take on and set basic format for weekly national columns and features
* Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for a leading local website in Philadelphia market
* Recommended for seasonal position by Examiner.com staff

Managing Editor

Crystal Ball Run
(3 years)

* Promoted to Managing Editor in August 2013 after two years as contributing staff member
* Promote growth of website through social media and networking
* Content management, including editing where needed and promotion
* Providing college football news stories and opinion
* Previously assigned stories under flexible deadlines
* Daily communication with staff to coordinate posting schedules and availability
* Set up and provide Facebook and Google+ account updates when appropriate

Yahoo Contributor

Yahoo!
(10 months)

* Provide updated commentary on the Philadelphia Eagles and other relevant NFL topics through Yahoo Contributor Network.

College Football Journalist

Examiner.com
(4 years 1 month)

* Named national college football writer just three months after being named a local writer
* Produce near-daily content covering top national and local college football stories
* Analyze college football statistics and performances as well as share opinions when appropriate
* Submit stories and share content through use of social media
* Organize opportunities to cross-promote with local writers on and off Examiner.com
* Use of video blogging at times to enhance stories and add extra related content
* Covered Big East preseason media day event in 2010, 2011, 2012
* Covered ACC Football Kick-Off in 2010, 2011, 2012
* Credentialed to cover Army-Navy Game: 2010, 2011, 2012
* Credentialed to cover Penn State & Temple regular season football: 2010, 2011, 2012
* Credentialed to cover Military Bowl 2010, 2011, 2012
* Credentialed to cover ACC Football Championship: 2011, 2012
* AP style

Analyst

Bleacher Report
(2 years 1 month)

* Provide anywhere between two and five assigned stories per week
* Routinely one of the top Penn State writers

Contributing Writer

HULIQ
(4 months)

* Contributing a minimum of seven news stories per week
* Daily communication with staff to determine story assignments

Honors & Awards

Sporting News 2014 Must-Follow on Twitter List

Sporting News

Named to the 2014 Must-Follow Twitter list for college football coverage by Sporting News.

Athlon Sports College Football 100

AthlonSports.com

Named one of the top 100 Twitter accounts to follow for college football coverage by AthlonSports.com for a second straight year.

Athlon Sports College Football 100

AthlonSports.com

Named one of the top 100 Twitter accounts to follow for college football coverage by AthlonSports.com.

Yahoo Contributor Network Hot 100

The "Hot 100" and "Hot 500" are the Yahoo! contributors with the largest audience, and most engaged readers, viewers and listeners. My content and community interaction landed me a spot on the Hot 100 for the month of August 2013.

Yahoo Contributor Network Hot 500

The "Hot 100" and "Hot 500" are the Yahoo! contributors with the largest audience, and most engaged readers, viewers and listeners. My content and community interaction landed me a spot on the Hot 500 for the month of July 2013.

Additional Honors & Awards

2010 BallHyped College Football Blog of the Year, Athlon Sports Top 20 Big Ten Twitter Accounts

Organizations

Football Writers Association of America

– Present

National voting member for the Nagurski Award, Outland Trophy and Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year and voter for the Football Writers of America Association All-American Team.

National Football Foundation

– Present

Voter for the College Football Hall of Fame

Additional Organizations

Kappa Kappa Psi

Skills

  • AP Style
  • Content Writing
  • Web Content Management
  • Podcast Production
  • Social Networking...
  • Video Blogging
  • iMovie
  • Basic Photoshop
  • Sports
  • Blogging
  • Online Social Networking
  • Social Networking
  • Ap Style
  • Podcasting
  • Sports Media
  • Facebook
  • Storytelling
  • Online Journalism
  • Journalism
  • College Football
  • SEO
  • Social Media
  • Editorial
  • Newspapers
  • Content Management
  • Google Analytics
  • Sports Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Content Strategy
  • YouTube
  • Editing
  • Blogger
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Publications

The Best Sports Blogs of 2012(Link)

BallHyped.com
January 2013

A selection of sports writings from various authors 2012 compiled in to a digital book format by BallHyped.com.

Maple Street Press Nittany Lions Kickoff 2011(Link)

Maple Street Press
July 2011

Contributed two feature articles for annual preview magazine covering Penn State college football.

The Best Sports Blogs of 2010(Link)

BallHyped.com
January 2011

A selection of sports writings from various authors 2010 compiled in to a digital book format by BallHyped.com.

Education

Shippensburg University

West Chester East High School

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