Brayden McAtamney

Sports Writer
Sports Writer
  • Troy, Michigan
  • March 18, 2019

Beginning as a wide-eyed young writer as a freshman in 2015, I have grown throughout the years as a sports writer at Grand Valley State University. From being the one who gets the leftover stories to the right-hand man of the sports editor to the Editor-in-Chief, I feel that I am still far from reaching my potential.

My love for sports and natural writing skill work together to make me the best journalist I can be. I have grown comfortable with AP Style, learned how to quickly write a game recap by deadline, creatively come up with intriguing profile features and adapt to quickly-evolving situations.

My goal is to eventually become a sports beat writer with a major program, either collegiate or professional, covering football, baseball or basketball.

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Multimedia Journalism with a Bachelor's of Science @ Grand Valley State University
Aug 2015 — Apr 2019


Sports Intern @ Holland Sentinel
Jan 2018 — Apr 2018

As my college internship, I wrote about west Michigan high school and college sporting events. I met strict deadlines and explored outside my comfort zone while writing several stories per week and commuting to places outside of the GVSU area I had gotten comfortable in.

Editor-in-Chief @ Grand Valley Lanthorn
Sep 2015 — Current

Beginning as a staff writer in 2015, I have evolved as a student, writer and journalist, leading up to my promotion to Editor-in-Chief in 2018. I edit dozens of stories weekly, write, handle a full staff and mentor younger writers regularly as part of my job in addition to business, advertising and promotional affairs.

I covered GVSU sports including football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, rugby, swimming, golf, track and field, rugby, hockey and more.

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