Alex Podlogar

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Alex Podlogar

2321 Chris Cole Road

Sanford, NC 27332

(919) 718-9766

apodlogar@charter.net

Education B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, August 1998

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Experience Sports Editor, The Sanford Herald, Sanford, North Carolina

August 2004-Present

* Supervise the newspaper’s two-person sports department

* Coordinate coverage with photography staff and freelance correspondents

* Responsible for section layout — using Quark Xpress and InDesign — for a six-day, a.m. publication

* Report on and assign coverage for Lee County’s two public and two private high schools, as well as the surrounding areas, which include six other public high schools

* Responsible for a weekly sports column

* Design, coordinate coverage and write for annual prep football tab

* Experience includes coverage of the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2; the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles in Southern Pines; several state baseball and basketball championship series

* Keep a newspaper-affiliated blog that has generated more than 65,000 page views in the last 18 months

* Host the county’s weekly sports talk radio show, The PODcast

* Serve as color commentator for football broadcasts and as a golf analyst for WWGP 1050 AM and WFJA 105.5 FM

Sports Editor, The Daily Courier, Forest City, North Carolina

August 1998-August 2004

* Supervised the newspaper’s sports department

* Coordinated coverage with photography staff and freelance correspondents

* Responsible for page layout — using Quark Xpress — for a six-day, a.m. publication, including a separate Sunday section

* Reported on and assigned coverage for Rutherford County, which included three high schools

* Responsible for a weekly sports column

* Designed and authored annual fall sports tab

* Experience included coverage of the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2; three state high school baseball championships; one state high school soccer championship; one state American Legion baseball tournament

* Served as WAGY 1320 AM’s color commentator for football and baseball broadcasts

Correspondent Reporter, The Chapel Hill News, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

August 1997-January 1998

* Wrote a variety of articles concerning local news

* Served as a reporter on city, sports and features desks

* Generated article ideas

Correspondent Reporter, The Chapel Hill Herald, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

June 1997-July 1997

* Worked as a community news reporter

* Compiled features about health care, local schools and organizations

Student Reporter, The Daily Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Fall 1994; Fall 1995; Fall 1996

* Worked primarily for the city desk

* Conducted interviews with several elected town and county officials

* Served on Chapel Hill/Carrboro school system beat

* Covered town and county business issues and events

Honors

* Third Place in the 2008 NCPA contest for Sports Columns (Daily Division — Circulation under 15,000

* First Place in the 2006 NCPA contest for Sports Feature Writing (Daily Division — Circulation under 15,000)

* Second Place in the 2006 NCPA contest for Sports News Reporting (Daily Division — Circulation under 15,000)

* First Place in the 2005 NCPA contest for Sports Feature Writing (Daily Division — Circulation under 15,000)

* Third Place in the 2004 NCPA contest for Sports Special Sections (Daily Division — Circulation under 15,000)

* Third Place in the 2002 NCPA contest for Sports Features (Daily Division — Circulation under 15,000

* Third Place in the 2001 NCPA contest for Sports Columns (Daily Division — Circulation under 15,000

* Second Place in the 2000 NCPA contest for Sports Columns (Daily Division — Circulation under 15,000

* Dean’s List (Spring 1996, Fall 1996, Spring 1997)

* Dignitary at Pinecrest High School’s James H. Moore Day celebration

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