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Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.

Media Musings: Charlotte Observer writer David Scott retires

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written by R.L. Bynum Scott chronicled many big events, made many friends during his long newspaper career In a turbulent industry with newspaper chains often laying off veteran journalists with little regard for their dedicated years of service, David Scott’s story is one to celebrate. A sports writer respected by the people he covers and… Read more »

Media Musings: Covering Bobsled From the Bull City

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written by R.L. Bynum Durham’s Childs shares his love of sliding sports with a worldwide audience You know you’ve slid into a nice niche when only two other people in the world do what you do. That’s the case for Durham’s Ken Childs, who reports on sliding sports — bobsled, skeleton and luge — on… Read more »

Media Musings: From NC to (eventually) DC–Rivera? Nah, Jhabvala.

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written by R.L. Bynum Plans for medical school quickly shifted for Jhabvala with two UNC journalism classes Sometimes the timing of good news can also deliver a curveball. Nicki Jhabvala enjoyed covering the Denver Broncos for The Athletic and living near her parents, who moved from Cary to Colorado several years ago. She lived south… Read more »

Media Musings: Meet WRAL sports anchor Kacy Hintz

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written by R.L. Bynum From Alaska to the Triangle, hockey has always been a big lure for WRAL’s Kacy Hintz Saying that Kacy Hintz paid her dues during her first full-time television job after college would be as much of an understatement as saying that it’s a little cold and remote in Alaska. She started… Read more »

Media Musings: Pope Christened As Next Wolfpack Beat Writer

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written by R.L. Bynum Pope embraces challenge of following Giglio on N.C. State beat A milestone that most News & Observer readers probably didn’t notice was a proud one for two HBCU graduates. During the 2018 football season, Jonas Pope IV covered a Duke game on the same day that Jonathan Alexander reported from a… Read more »