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JAY BLACK

Play-by-Play, Host, Reporter, Anchor, Writer, Producer

 
 
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MY SKILLS

I’ve worked 20 years in radio, TV and print/digital highlighted by 14 years at WSB Radio in Atlanta, one of the top stations in America. I have also worked 10 years with the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network as a member of the UGA football radio crew. I have built my career on versatility, learning whatever it takes to handle any assignment. Here's what I can do.

  • As sports director at WSB I have been a lead sports anchor, host, and reporter. I have been the station’s go-to person to cover all teams in a major market and the biggest events in sports. I have provided insightful and entertaining analysis for news/talk shows and podcasts. I can also handle one-on-one interviews with major sports figures like Hank Aaron, Chipper Jones, Vince Dooley, Kirby Smart and Arthur Blank.

  •  My storytelling and anchoring skills have won more than 20 awards from radio news organizations. I have also used the abilities and the knowledge I gained from UGA’s Grady College of Journalism to produce video pieces for digital. I can edit and shoot. Plus, after spending more than a decade as a sports stringer for local newspapers, I have also provided sports columns for station’s website and in collaboration with the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

  • I am an entertaining, insightful, energetic, and well-prepared play-by play announcer for baseball, basketball, and football.

  • My leadership skills have been used to develop plans and lead station staff to cover major events like the Super Bowl, Rose Bowl, College Football Playoff, Masters Tournament, Final Four, Baseball Hall of Fame Induction, Tournament of Roses Parade, MLB, NBA and MLS playoffs, and SEC Championship.

  • With the UGA radio crew, I have been called on to engineer and produce on-site games and pre-game shows. I also aid talent with useful stats to enhance the in-game broadcast and been a strong fill-in host for coach reports and preview shows

  • I also have a news background and was asked to handle special event programming. I was very proud to create, host, produce and edit WSB’s 3-hour year end show, which was one of the most well received shows every year. I have also been a news and traffic anchor/reporter

  • Behind the scenes, I have been the producer and technical director Atlanta’s Morning News, which was No. 1 in Atlanta at least one quarter ever year for the 11 years I was involved. I know how to run an audio board, direct, keep an all-news show on time, and provide content for talent.

  • I can handle webpage layout, social strategy and photography as a digital producer. I designed this webpage through Wix and I shot these photos at events I covered.

  • I have been counted on to quickly gain knowledge to lead station staff on how to use computer systems for radio and newsroom operations.

There is a lot of content on this site because I'm proud of the work I've done in both major and smaller markets. I'm confident I have a lot to offer. Please scroll down for all the audio content I have created, including play by play, reporting, hosting and anchoring. You can also find these categories in the top menu bar under audio, along with digital/print writing samples and video work.

 
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PLAY-BY-PLAY

Football, basketball and baseball highlights

 
 
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FEATURE REPORTING

A sample of story telling that has won more than 20 awards from the RTDNA, AP and GAB

 
 
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HOSTING

Segments as host of long-form sports and news shows

 
 
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SPORTS REPORTING

Pre-game, post-game and sidebar coverage of Georgia sports and major events

 
 
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GUEST/ANALYSIS SEGMENTS

Some serious sports takes with occasional humor

 
 
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SPORTS ANCHOR

Recent selection of daily sportscasts