"Be patient and know that in this industry you're going to hear a lot of no's and that's OK."
I sat down with legacy-paving sports anchor reporter Sherree Burruss of NBC4 Washington. It took Burruss 9 months before she got her first gig in the biz, but it didn't take long for her to make her mark on the industry.
Fast-forward to today: Burruss says she is the first black woman sports anchor at her station. She's interviewed James Harden, John Wall and Bradley Beal... just to name a few!
During our conversation, we spoke about how she worked her way into journalism, how to maintain work-life balance (and love, of course!), the impact sports has on our day-to-day life ("shut up and dribble" reax) and more.
Sherree Burruss' advice for young journalists:
- "Don't panic"
- "Consume as much (sports) as you can"
- "Go to games on your days off"
- "Just be nice"
- "Be your authentic self"
- "Stick to your brand"