Office of Career Services

Careers in Sports and Fitness: Sports Journalism

12:20pm - 1:20pm CST January 27, 2014

McCombs Campus Center, Margaret Shilling Room

You love sports or being physically active. Maybe you’re a student-athlete.  Chances are you’ve been engaged in sports and fitness for a long time. Join us for a series of intimate conversations with alumni and other professionals who work in a variety of sports-related careers. Get valuable advice and make connections. Come to any or all of the conversations that interest you. Bring your lunch, if you like.  This session features SU grad and Austin sportscaster Adam Winkler ’05.

After spending three years with KWTX, the top-rated station in Waco, Adam headed 100 miles down Interstate 35 to join the KEYE-TV sports team in June of 2010.  However, this isn’t the first time he has called the Austin area home.  Adam received his Communication Studies degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown.  While at SU, he played baseball for legendary head coach Jim Mallon.  Adam helped the Pirates reach the conference title game four straight years, including 2002, when Southwestern defeated Trinity to win the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship. After graduating from Southwestern, Adam started his career at KNOE in Monroe, Louisiana.  From 2004 to 2007 he covered Louisiana Tech, UL-Monroe, Grambling, and LSU before making his way back to the Lone Star State. During his time in Waco, Adam traveled to Madison Square Garden for Baylor’s historic trip to the 2009 Men’s NIT Final Four.  He also covered the 2010 NCAA Women’s Final Four, the first regular season game in Cowboys Stadium, multiple Big 12 tournaments, and was courtside in College Station for the five overtime game between Baylor and Texas A&M in 2008. Since arriving in Austin, Adam has been to Berea, Ohio for Colt McCoy’s rookie training camp with the Cleveland Browns, Lincoln, Nebraska for the Longhorns’ final Big 12 football game against the Huskers, Houston to cover the 2011 Men’s NCAA Final Four, and Pasadena, California for UT’s first game at the Rose Bowl since playing in the 2009 BCS national championship. Adam is an Emmy-nominated journalist, as his feature Sidelines & Bloodlines: The Hoffman Family Football Story was nominated for a 2010 Lone Star EMMY Award.  The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters has honored him four times.  He won the 2009 award for Best Sports Story and also received First Place honors in the category of Best Sportscast for his work as co-host of Sports Friday.  In 2008, Adam won a 2nd Place award in Best Sportscast and received an Honorable Mention in Best Sports Story.  In all, Winkler has been honored with six Associated Press awards in Texas and Louisiana.

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