… and that time has come for me.
At the end of this week, I’ll be packing up my life in Cleveland, and moving to Baltimore to work for the Baltimore Ravens digital media team.
Growing up as a sports fan, it has been a dream of mine to work in the NFL, and this job gives me the unique opportunity to fulfill that goal with one of the best franchises in the pro sports.
I’m joining a digital media team that has a stellar reputation in the industry, and am looking forward to learning as much as possible, as quickly as I can.
I could not be more excited about this opportunity.
The position became available in the middle of the season, which creates an interesting set of challenges as I move into the role. With the Ravens once again in contention for a playoff bid, I won’t have time to wade into this job.
I’m jumping right in. And I’m fine with that.
The toughest part about making the move to Baltimore is leaving WEWS, the place I “officially” started my career and spent the last 16 months.
Simply put, my time at WEWS was incredible.
I was in the middle of the biggest sports story in the country, played an integral role in the evolution of a traditional newsroom, helped break new ground with our high school football coverage, and sat through a rare Cleveland earthquake. Twice.
The people I worked with at WEWS are smart, supportive and creative, and I learned more from watching the newsroom operate than they—or I—even realize. I worked alongside some iconic faces of Cleveland television, and my co-workers could not have been more helpful.
As a 22-year-old who started the job one week out of college, that welcoming atmosphere made WEWS a place I wanted to be. And that’s what makes it tough to leave.
But at some point you have to move on, and now is that time.
As I went through this process, legendary WEWS anchor Leon Bibb told me, “When it’s time to go, you’ll know, and then you gotta go.”
Well, now I know. And it’s time for me to go to Baltimore.
Thank you, WEWS…. And go Ravens!