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Work experience

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Cutco Cutlery Sales Representative

Vector Marketing

CUTCO Cutlery offered the opportunity to obtain experience in the marketing and sales fields.

Aug 2005Feb 2007


Play It Again Sports


Jan 2010Dec 2012

Communication Media Studies

Radford University



Writing has always come fairly easy to me. As a child, I simply wrote about the images I saw in my head. Soon this became a hobby and I utilized this skill in school. It remains a hobby to this day.


My name is Brandon Brinkley and I am a journalist. Writing has been an activity that has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I began writing stories when I was in elementary school about dinosaurs and time travel, as most young boys imagine. Over time I began following news stories and papers such as Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Becoming a journalist was not my first career choice, it fell second to a professional athlete or surfer. Well, I did not accomplish either of those and since I enjoyed and was a decent writer, I elected to pursue a degree in journalism. 

One aspect of writing I thoroughly enjoy is anything involved with sports. I have followed a variety of sports teams throughout my life. Part of my favorite teams is due to my dad and other, like the New York Yankees, is due to my own decisions. Over the course of my life I have played just about every sport at least once, some organized and some sandlot. I grew up mainly playing soccer and baseball and backyard basketball. ESPN has always been the dream job for me. 

In 2009, I married the love of my life and began the voyage of married life. This has been the best decision of my life, until we discovered that we were going to have a baby. When my son Tristan was born in February 2011, this funny reality called "parenthood" invaded my home. Now, after the adjustment stage, I would not change anything.


To land a full-time job writing for a newspaper, magazine or any other news publication.


My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. My son and wife are the two most important people to me.

Some interests are writing, blogging,surfing, watching sports, discovering new food and coffee and many other activities.