EPISODE 2

SHERREE BURRUSS

 

"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"

You can follow Sherree on Twitter @SherreeBurruss and on Instagram @Sherree_Burruss.

 Kay Angrum (left) with NBC4 Washington sports anchor-reporter Sherree Burruss (right).

Kay Angrum (left) with NBC4 Washington sports anchor-reporter Sherree Burruss (right).