Objective

My goal is to go as far in sports broadcasting as the tools I have acquired will take me. In nearly four years at Longwood University, I have engaged in radio broadcasting, sports broadcasting, the ins and outs of television broadcasting and have even taken to the stage as an actor. The skills I have acquired have served me well in the professional world as an intern for a very good size television market. More importantly the people I have met and the people skills that have culminated will no doubt make my assets invaluable to potential employers. 

Summary

My name is Nathan Epstein and I am a recent graduate of Longwood University in Farmville, Va. I attended high school in Richmond, Va, but was originally born in Norfolk, Va.  While studying communication with a focus on mass media at Longwood, I immersed myself in the campus media. Since my freshman year, the skills I have acquired range from radio talk show personality, sports broadcaster and producer to videographer, editor, and writer for the campus newspaper. I am a young and enthusiastic sportscaster, and whomever I am employed by will notice that same enthusiasm as I look to advance in the field of sports broadcasting. 

Awards/Accomplishments

2008,2009- Outstanding Sports Coverage for Non-Profit Station; Virginia Association of Broadcasters

2010- Sports Intern for WAVY-TV 10/FOX 43 in Hampton Roads, VA

2006- Intern for Sports Radio 910 in Richmond, VA

2010- Received Communication Studies Department Scholarship for Superior Professional Development; Longwood University

Skills

Skills

Broadcast Producer

- Controlled sound levels and in-studio content during live sports broadcasts - Created every opening used for live sports broadcasts *Openings have featured music mixed with cut highlights from previous broadcasts  

On-Air Commentating

- 3 years experience with play-by-play and color commentating for men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball - Have served as in-studio host for live sports broadcasts - Hosted various talk shows since freshman year with content ranging from news to sports and feature  *Featured guests such as ESPN commentator Chris Fowler, Longwood University Director of Athletics Troy    Austin, Longwood Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Gillian and Longwood Head Baseball Coach Buddy    Bolding - Currently the host of afternoon music show, "The Evening Rush with Nathan Epstein," featuring music from every decade going back to the 50s

Video Editing

- Proficient in non-linear editing - Experience with Final Cut Pro and Avid video editing software - Have constructed news-style packages and webcasts 

Videographer

- Skill with Sony XD high definition camera at the local news level--Market 43/Hampton Roads - had minor league baseball highlights and other material aired live while interning for WAVY-TV10 in Hampton Raods - Vast experience using Prosumer Mini-DV cameras - Knowledge of filming for news, feature, sports news, sports features and highlights  

Audio Editing

- 3 years experience with play-by-play and color commentating for men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball - Have served as in-studio host for live sports broadcasts - Hosted various talk shows since freshman year with content ranging from news to sports and feature *Featured guests such as ESPN commentator Chris Fowler, Longwood University Director of Athletics Troy Austin, Longwood Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Gillian and Longwood Head Baseball Coach Buddy Bolding - Currently the host of afternoon music show, "The Evening Rush with Nathan Epstein," featuring music from every decade going back to the 50s

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Caddie

Kinloch Golf Club

Kinloch is one of the highest ranked private golf clubs on the east coast. As a caddie, my duties included carrying up to 2 member or guest golf bags for one round of play, provide accurate yardage to players, read breaks on greens with precision and relay those reads to the players and keep the players' clubs clean. 

In addition, I was responsible for repairing divots and ball marks on the greens, keeping score and most importantly keeping up with the players for whom I was caddying. Another skill that was a must as a caddie was the ability to relate to the players; treat them with respect while making their experience at Kinloch fun and enjoyable. 

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Intern

WAVY-TV/ FOX 43

WAVY-TV is the #1 rated news source for the Hampton Roads, Va area (market #43 in the United States). 

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011

Bachelors Associates

Longwood University