Special thanks to those who have helped me along the way:
-Shemaiah Production Studio, LLC
-Marvin Hurst, Kens5 News Reporter/ Mentor
-Don Harris, WOAI Sports Director/ Mentor
-David Chancellor, WOAI Sports Anchor/ Mentor
-Cameron Cox, KPNX Sports Reporter/ Mentor
"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
Jeff's passion for sports and journalism began at a young age when he first recognized his skill at storytelling and his interest in any--and all--athletic competitions. Starting around the time he learned to put a sentence together, Jeff knew sports broadcasting would be an outlet for him.
He recalls a childhood in which he delivered play-by-play commentary while playing basketball against other kids in the driveway. Often times this commentary was relived that night over dinner with his parents, and once again in school the next morning. Anyone, and everyone, willing to listen would get an earful of sports from this elementary-aged "broadcaster." It wasn't until he was older that he saw an opportunity to turn this lifelong passion into a career.
Today, Jeff is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, an organization to which he attributes much of his success. He is also a recent graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word's Communication/Journalism graduate school.
Jeff began his higher education at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. As a student-athlete (Football) he learned the importance of time management, and also quickly learned how to use his own on-the-field experiences to aid his quest to be a sports journalist. After completing his undergraduate work at Trinity, Jeff went on to earn two Master's degrees--one in education and one in communication--while participating in multiple broadcast-related internships.
Two of the most hands-on internship experiences that he complete were at KABB (Fox affiliate) and WOAI (NBC affiliate). At these internships he was afforded the opportunity to cover teams like the San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio Talons, UTSA Roadrunners, and many more!
In early 2014, Jeff won a national talent search that allowed him to travel to New Orleans to do some reporting at the NBA All-Star Game. During this 5-day experience, he interviewed Blake Griffin, James Harden, Tony Parker, Kevin Love, and others! It was a time that he will surely never forget.
When he is not talking or writing about sports, Jeff likes to spend his time with friends and family, as well as working out and volunteering.
"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."