My name is Graham. I’m from Dallas, Texas. I’m a 22 year-old college graduate from the University of Southern California, earning a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Cinematic Arts.
I am pursuing a career in sports. I am currently a Dallas Stars writer for RantSports.com, and will soon begin writing for The Hockey Writers, also about the Dallas Stars.
In the past, I have written about hockey for USC Annenberg’s Neon Tommy, and also for Stars Insider about–you guessed it–the Dallas Stars.
Writing is not my sole interest in sports. I also enjoy broadcasting quite a bit. At USC, I hosted my own weekly hockey talk show, entitled The Faceoff, with KXSC Radio in the Spring of 2013. With KXSC, I also provided play-by-play and color commentary for USC Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and USC Baseball.I also worked as a studio host for two USC Football games in 2012, which coincidentally were the only two games I could not attend that season.
During the USC-Arizona Football game on October 27, 2012, the station lost the feed coming from Tucson, and since I was the only person in the station working my second shift ever, I had to keep the airwaves alive while simultaneously figure out how to restore the feed. This story has a happy ending, since we successfully restored the feed, but unfortunately, USC lost that game, and after that the season went to hell.
Currently, I co-host the podcast “Lone Star State of Hockey” for Texas Hockey Network, a FanvsFan blog.
On top of all that, I also really enjoy video production. I’ve been editing videos since 2004, somehow running Pinnacle Studio on a computer with less than a gigabyte of RAM. I’m sure it was even less than that. I began working with Final Cut Pro in high school in 2006 with Highland Park Television. My senior year of high school, I was the Executive Producer of School Zone, HPTV’s monthly news production. I was in charge of recording the anchor’s segments, which included running the teleprompter, focusing the cameras, and giving feedback to the anchors on their delivery. Then, I compiled everybody’s segments into one production and gave it to the assistant principal, and once he approved it, School Zone aired.
I am familiar with Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Avid Media Composer.
You can check out my sample works on my portfolio.