JAY SARKAR

Sports Anchor/Reporter  

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EXPERIENCE

WLNS
Lansing, MI
Sports Anchor/Reporter
September 2015-present

KSFY-ABC Sioux Falls
Weekend Sports Anchor
Oct 2014 – Present
Writing stories and shooting packages in addition to going live on location, as well as filming local games
Started weekend anchoring in spring 2015, serve as fill-in weekday anchor
Specialized in connecting bigger, national stories and localizing them for South Dakota viewers
Served as lead reporter during station’s coverage of the 2014-2015 USHL Champion Sioux Falls Stampede’s Playoff Run
 
Big Ten Network Student U
Associate Producer
Feb 2012 – May 2014
Worked for the Big Ten Network to help create and broadcast sporting events
Coordinated production broadcasts with three other producers, managing a crew of 40 students into making remote productions at events like soccer, baseball and softball
Produced the first ever live game for Student U to broadcast on the Big Ten Network  - (Wayne State vs Michigan Basketball – Nov 2013)
 
WOLV-TV – Michigan Student Television Station
Sports Director
Sep 2010 - Apr 2014
Creator, Co-Producer, Writer & Host of Sports-Comedy Variety Show – ‘Ultimate Sports Show’. Produced, edited & hosted Wolverine Alley Oop, Michigan Basketball highlights and analysis show.
Was named Sports Director in Spring 2013 – Oversaw six different shows and responsible for coordinating producers and executive board in the network’s biggest department
Was voted Station MVP by peers for the 2013-14 Season, Produced 3 Packages that won the annual “Package of the year” award (2012, 2013, 2014)
 
ESPN
Studio Production Intern                                         
Jan 2013 – Apr 2013
Content Production: attended meetings for shows I was assigned to, helped pitch concepts and segments for NFL Live, Sports Reporters and Highly Questionable
VO Unit – produced and edited footage to be aired on programs like Sportscenter, NFL Live and Outside The Lines
 
University of Michigan Athletic Department
Film Intern                                              
Summer 2012 & Summer 2013
Developed videos that utilized sketch and situational comedy to display the rules that Michigan Student-Athletes must follow to maintain athletic eligibility.
Wrote scripts, filmed, directed and edited the 20+ minute videos utilizing student-athletes 
Videos were displayed to hundreds of Michigan athletes during summer 2012 and Summer 2013 and received much acclaim from the athletic population
UBS Wealth Management 
Research Analysis Intern                                                    
Summer 2011 & Summer 2012           
Compiled research reports on a wide spectrum of companies and firms in different fields to present to clients regarding investment opportunities. 
Planned multiple “Wine and Wisdom” events with local restaurants, combining wine tasting with financial advice in a casual setting for clients.
Event planner for client event at Detroit Institute of Arts. Managed budget and organized event from start to finish for 250 high net worth clients.
 
 
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
 
Programs: FTP, Adobe Premier, AP ENPS+, Edius
 
Equipment: Sony XDCAM Cameras, Panasonic P2 
 
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, 
 
Personal Blog: SarksBarks.com
 
Podcast: United States of Sports
 
 
EDUCATION
 
University of Michigan
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Ann Arbor, MI
Major: Communications Studies
Graduation: - May 2014
Bachelor of Arts Degree
 
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE INVOLVEMENT
 
Huron Valley Humane Society – volunteered to help walk dogs at the shelter. 
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor – worked on numerous community service projects with my father who is a Rotarian.


AWARDS
 
Michigan AP Award 2015
Best Sports Coverage - Live Cotton Bowl Special
 

OTHER
 
Conversational Spanish 
Member of Michigan Sports Business Association, Michigan Association of Communications Students (MACS)
Sioux Falls Roteract Club
 




JAY SARKAR

 Lansing, MI

Represented by:

Paul Brewer
TV Talent Agents
 706.836.5290
Paul.Brewer11@comcast.net


 

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