CHAD SOKOL

Sports Anchor/Reporter/Host  

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EXPERIENCE

ESPN Radio - 99.9 The Fan, 620 The Buzz - Raleigh, North Carolina
July 2013 to Present
Account Executive


Wishing Well Pictures - “The Challenger”
October 2012
Supporting Actor, Feature Film


WTVG-TV - Toledo, Ohio
November 2009 to May 2011
Sports Director

  • Anchored, wrote, produced, and edited sportscasts Monday through Friday 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.


  • Anchored two half-hour sports shows: Basketball Friday and Football Friday


Comcast SportsNet - Washington DC
February 12th, 2009

Sports Host

  • Hosted Washington Post Live, an hour daily sports show on CSN

 

WNCN-TV - Raleigh, North Carolina
October 2002 to June 2008
Sports Anchor/Reporter

  • Anchored, produced, wrote, and edited material for 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. newscasts
  • Field reporting including live shots and packages
  • Hosted Sportszone, a half-hour Sunday morning sports show (September 2006 to May 2007)
  • Weekend morning news anchor for three-hour Saturday and two-hour Sunday shows (October 2002 to May 2005)
  • Responsible for writing sports articles and commentaries for WNCN-TV Website

 

WZVN-TV - Fort Myers, Florida
August 2000 to October 2002
Sports Anchor/Reporter

  • Anchored, produced, wrote, and edited material for 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.newscasts
  • Field reporting including live shots and packages

 


WBBH-TV / WZVN-TV - Fort Myers, Florida
August 1998 to August 2000
Sports Reporter/Photographer/Anchor

  • Anchored, produced, wrote, and edited material for 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.newscasts
  • Field reporting including live shots and packages
  • Shot local highlights for sportscasts

 

WHAG-TV - Hagerstown, Maryland
September 1997 to August 1998
Sports Anchor/Reporter

  • Anchored, produced, wrote, and edited material for 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.newscasts
  • Field reporting including live shots and packages
  • Shot local highlights for sportscasts

 

WHIO-TV - Dayton, Ohio
Summer 1995
Internship

 

Kent State University TV
Spring 1994 to Winter 1996
Sports Director/Anchor

 

WKSR Radio, Kent State University
Spring 1994 to Spring 1996

  • Developed, produced and co-hosted Sports Central, Kent State's first-ever live sports call-in show.
  • Selected as live, play-by-play announcer for all Kent State home baseball games. This was the first time baseball had been aired live on WKSR.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS and AWARDS

  • Covered the World Series; Stanley Cup Playoffs; two Super Bowls; NBA Playoffs; PGA Golf; NCAA Basketball Tournament and College Football.
  • Won Cary Magazine's Maggy Award for best local TV sportscaster – Jan-Feb 2006.
  • Charities supported include the American Cancer Society and the Sisko Foundation.

 

EDUCATION

Kent State University
College of Fine and Professional Arts
December 1996

  • B.A. Radio-Television Production, Journalism and Mass Communication
         

Frank N. Magid Associates - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Summer 1997

  • Individual voice coaching

 

UCLA Media Workshop
Summer 1995

  • Intensive study of behind the scenes TV and movie production.
  • Seminars conducted by top movie and TV personalities from the Los Angeles area.




CHAD SOKOL

 Raleigh, NC

chadsokol9@gmail.com


 

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