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WCBI's Sports Broadcaster Speaks with Tremont Students

posted May 13, 2014, 10:58 AM by Tremont Eagles

Friday, April 11, WCBI sports team’s Robby Donoho interviewed two of Tremont High School’s varsity basketball players that were signing with Itawamba Community College. Afterwards, he  spoke  to  the  Broadcast  Journalism  class, along with a few students from the yearbook class  about the  basics  of  camera  operations  and  interviewing techniques. He shared with them information and interesting stories about his job.  He told us he was originally from Noblesville, Indiana.  He explained how he had pursued his job at WCBI.  He attended Purdue University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication.  During  his  presentation,  he  gave  a  few  basic  tips  about interviewing  and  even  let  senior Taylor Ladewig  interview  him  to  give  them some hands-on tips  on  the  importance  of choosing proper questions to ask and being polite.  He  allowed  a  few  students  to  interact  with  an  actual  camera  that  is used  by  WCBI’s  sports  team  and  explained  a  few  of  the  basic  components  and  some  additional information  that  goes  into  using  the  camera.   He  explained  how  he had  played  sports  in  high  school  and  was  very  passionate  about  sports  along  with  his  career  as one  of  WCBI’s  sports  team  members.   He  showed  us  some  of  his sports  broadcasts  and  broke them  down  into  detail  to  give  us an  idea  on  how  the  process  of  sports  broadcasting  works.  Afterwards, students were allowed to talk with him and ask him about his job and even a little about his personal life.   He shared that he gets to work with Ole Miss, Alabama and MSU’s athletic programs by covering their games and interviewing players and coaches.  He explained how lighting was very important, along with the environment of the place where the interview is taking place.  He asked sophomore Leah Graham to let him interview her so he could demonstrate some interviewing techniques and show the importance of making conversation and being polite.  During his explanation of interviewing he allowed a student to ask him about his past and where he had worked at before WCBI.  Robby explained that he had worked with The Big Ten Network, ESPNu, and had done an internship with WLFI.  The Broadcast Journalism class was thankful for Robby spending time with them and sharing his past experiences along with his passion for his career and sports.