Mike Rodriguez

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Mike Rodriguez


Date of graduation: May 2013
Employer: ESPN
Location: Bristol, CT
Job Title: Content Associate
Carolina Connection Title: Anchor/Producer/Reporter
Sports Xtra title: Producer/Reporter
Email: rodriguezmichaelt@gmail.com

Carolina Connection/Sports Xtra Testimonial: I was a producer/anchor/reporter for Carolina Connection for three semesters and a reporter/producer for Sports Xtra during its inaugural year. I was also fortunate enough to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Competition and represent CC. When I arrived at Carolina, I knew I wanted to be a sports journalist and was lucky enough to help start the SX show with students that had the same drive as me and guidance from the best professors. My biggest piece of advice to current UNC students: Jump at the opportunities that are made available to you. During our first year, SX was on a volunteer basis. But because we put in the time and effort, our work was rewarded. I’m positive without all my experiences at UNC, I wouldn’t be where I am today.