Kevaney Martin came to Monmouth University with ‘hoop dreams’ – at 6’1”, Kevaney suited her role a four-year guard on the Hawks women’s basketball team, but she spent her time as a communication major preparing for a future beside the court, not on it.
After graduating in 2010, the Oil City, PA native immediately embarked upon a career in sports journalism, beginning as an intern for KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, SD before becoming a reporter and fill-in weekend sports anchor for the Midco Sports Network, covering minor league baseball, arena football, the NBA D-league and NCAA basketball and volleyball. While in South Dakota, Kevaney also began working as a sideline reporter and color commentator during games.
Those skills translated well for her next job, closer to home in New York City where she worked for MSG Varsity as a color commentator. She remains a woman on the move, most recently taking a reporting position for Cal Hi Sports Bay Area, the No. 1 rated high school sports show in the country, covering high school athletics on television broadcasts around the San Francisco Bay.
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Faculty Member Influence
Monmouth University’s small class sizes permit faculty to give personalized attention to students, and allow students easy access to on campus resources. As a scholar athlete, Kevaney worked closely with the Department of Communication’s experienced faculty members to build her reporting and speaking skills, preparing her for a career that would encompass her love for sports.
“When thinking back to the incredible faculty members who influenced me, it's difficult to pinpoint just a few, but three in particular had a profound and lasting impact on me,” Kevaney said. “Professor Matt Harmon, Professor Chad Dell, and Professor John Morano were three of the greatest teachers and mentors that I have ever had. I can honestly say that without their guidance, expertise, and enthusiasm I would not be where I'm at today in my career.”
How Monmouth helped me achieve my goals
At Monmouth University, Kevaney learned more than the theoretical knowledge that describes good news reporting – she received practical experience by participating in student-run publications and media broadcasts –experience that directly translated to her career.
“Monmouth University went above and beyond in helping me achieve my goals,” Kevaney said. “From the education that I received in the classroom to the hands-on experiences I had working with Hawk TV and The Outlook I was prepared and ready for the ‘real world’ the minute I crossed the stage at graduation.”
Why I'm proud of Monmouth
“I don't think I could ever put in words how proud I am to
be a Monmouth Alum. Playing on the women's basketball team gave me a sense of
pride that I will carry around with me for the rest of my life. #FlyHawks”