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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Whitney Blaine

Class of 2012, Bachelor's

I am a marketing coordinator for ESPN in New York. I was a sports reporter for Fox Sports and a writer for the Associated Press before ESPN but decide to venture into the business world of sports after having a go in the media world. I am incredibly grateful to have been employed by the top three sports media companies in the world, and owe a lot of it to ATVN. The station gave me my first start. I had the passion, but ATVN lit the fire.


What are the top three skills journalism students should learn in college?:

listening, interviewing and writing well

What were your duties at ATVN? :

Sports anchor, web supervisor, news reporter, video journalist, sports volunteer, copywriter, assignment desk

How did ATVN prepare you for your career?:

Gave me the confidence to talk about broadcast media fluidly

What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:

Work hard. Be nice to everyone. The path you imagined won't be the one you're likely to take, but go with it anyway. Because if you work hard and are nice to everyone you will like where you end up.

What should graduates keep in mind when negotiating their first job?:

 In this job market, there is no negotiating. Be humble and gracious.

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November 23, 2010

An on and off outage has left many students on The Row confused and at times, stranded.

Blaine Backstage

November 17, 2010

ATVN's Whitney Blaine spoke with two-meter Matt Burton of the USC men's water polo team about the team's success...

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November 9, 2010

USC celebrated the official opening of the Kortschak Learning and Creativity Center for students with learning disabilities.


November 8, 2010

Former players and lovers of baseball see if they have what it takes to become major league umpires.


October 25, 2010

A surprise visit aims to inspires students to pursue careers in math and science.


September 27, 2010

Charity organizations rely on text messages to increase their fundraising.

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