If you haven’t met me by now, my name is Mitchell Brown, Mitch, the intern, whatever you prefer. I’m elated to be here and it feels like the first day every time I get here! With that being said, I love to write, especially about sports. But I thought it would be great to give an introductory post to my journey.
I’ve been here for roughly a month, but the experiences I’ve gotten so far will surely last a lifetime. The whole station’s mantra is work hard, but have fun while doing it. Just take a walk around and you can wind up having a full-fledged conversation with someone you just shook hands with.
The sports guys are amazing. I’ve already learned the difference between being good and great. Nate, Brian, Bruce, and Chris all go above and beyond to bring quality reporting and content to your television and computer screens, EVERYDAY. There’s not a day you would come in to this station and see them taking it easy. They believe in perfection and that’s the kind of attitude you want to be around. Their attention to detail is starting to rub off on me and when I make the smallest of mistakes, I’m making sure it doesn’t happen again. Even when I make a mistake, they’re not bashing me, they’re showing me the right thing to do so that I don’t go somewhere else and make the same mistake in the future. It’s the small things like that that are going to make me a better intern. Each week I set goals and since I’ve been here, I’ve progressed each time.
I can sit in the sports cave for hours and not be bored at all. Granted I’m still learning and figuring out how this works (which is frustrating at times) and how to make it work for me, I know this is where I belong. The first time I realized this is FOR SURE what I want to pursue as a career is when I went out to the Western Branch and Oscar Smith game and the atmosphere put a smile on my face that these words can’t even describe. A lot of people want to cover pro sports, which is perfectly fine because I do to. My point is that I’m just gracious to be here and being able to see the passion that I have for sports be shared by everybody I encounter at these games or stories in Hampton Roads is me fulfilling a dream.
I like to tell stories, and I like to get creative, so my blog will take some different directions (nothing crazy, don’t worry) but I just like to give good content, and I hope that my journey will display the beauty of chasing a dream. Thanks to everyone and I look forward to growing some great relationships!
To everyone in the newsroom: Let me know if you need any assistance, I’m in Sports, but why not learn as much as I can?