Specializes in: Sports
My name is Pete Cunningham and my passion is sports journalism.
Sports are and always have been my passion, but my journalism career has not been limited to the subject. My most recent job was as a news editor at a weekly paper, and before that I wrote on a wide variety of topics while in college. The sports-related assignments; however, have been where my talents shone brightest. This is why I believe I will one day thrive as a sports writer.
My largest strength is my ability to engage the reader. I’m constantly trying to figure out new and creative ways to accomplish this. For example, an athlete at the high school I used to cover won a state championship in the 3200-meter run and finish second in the 1600 this past season. Rather than simply writing about how fast she was, I challenged her to a race. When a local professional soccer team had open tryouts, rather than simply covering the event, I went out for the team myself.
Unfortunately for me, I lost the race and was cut from the soccer team. Fortunately for the reader, I was able to gain an in-depth perspective on both subjects and provide insight that the average article never could have accomplished.
At my last job, I was very much a jack-of-all-trades, which has prepared me to handle any additional responsibilities that may come with future opportunities. I can cover news stories just as comfortably as sports, am an award-winning photographer and can also layout pages. I also wrote a weekly column and have experience in website development and management and was in charge of managing a three-person staff.
This is a long way of saying I’m passionate about sports, that passion is reflected in my writing, and I feel I can handle any obstacle thrown my way.
Last updated: 10/18/2016 ()