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Scripps Career Pathways Series: Bryce Anslinger, '04, Reporter and fill-in Sports Anchor at WCPO-Cincinnati

Oct 2, 2013

Bryce Anslinger, BSJ '04, Reporter and fill-in Sports Anchor at WCPO-Cincinnati

Anslinger graduated from Scripps College of Communication in 2004 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After college, Anslinger began his career in news reporting and sports anchoring.

What do you do?  
Shoot, write, edit and gather the information for news stories. We kind of do it all…we are called multimedia journalists.

How do you feel your Scripps College of Communication degree has helped you in your career?
The most useful extracurricular activity in Scripps College of Communication was working for WOUB-TV. I hosted Gridiron Glory for two years, and contributed to Athens Midday and Newswatch. Working for WOUB was real-world experience.

How did your extracurricular activities or internship(s) help you with your career?
My E.W. Scripps Company internship at WCPO during college helped me land my current job at WCPO when I returned 2 ½ years ago.

What is the most important thing you believe has helped you secure your current position?
The most important thing would be my college internship with WCPO…it helped me get my foot in the door. Current WCPO people were there when I interned and remembered me from when I interned in 2003.

What is a typical day like for you?
I work at night so normally my day starts at 3:30 p.m. The executive producer talks to me about what's going on for the 5 and 6 p.m. early news where I do a live shoot. After early news, I transition to a new story for the 11 p.m. news. A lot of times I am working on the news stories by myself; sometimes a photographer is with me.

What is the single most important piece of advice you'd like to give to Scripps students?
Get involved early, and stick with it. I remember when I was a freshman I started doing radio sports and happened to go in early (5 or 6 a.m.). It was not always fun, but it helped me get where I was in the end. I started early and did it all four years. By the time I was ready to graduate, I had all the experience I needed for my first job.

Connect with Anslinger

Twitter: @BryceAnslinger

- Katie Quinn, Scripps College Social Media Intern