My name is Ryan McCarthy. I’m the editor, writer, and web designer of this news site. I graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Kansas in May 2014.
I’ve worked as a freelancer for The Kansas City Star and other local publications in the Kansas City area.
In 2015, I worked for Garmin International as a Social Media Content Creator. I blogged about their fitness products on various social media channels. I also worked for RailWorks Corporation earlier this year as a Corporate Communication Specialist. I helped the company with web development and building a social media presence.
While in college I worked for The Topeka Capital-Journal as well as a Statehouse Reporting Intern from January 2014 to May 2014.
Below are all stories I’ve written for the Capital-Journal :
I also worked as video director at Media Crossroads a new studio for the KU Journalism School.
In the past, I worked for the University Daily Kansan as the Sports Editor and as a sportswriter from August 2011-May 2013. I have also worked as contributing sports writer for the various World Company sports sections including: The Shawnee Dispatch, The Bonner Springs Chieftain, and The Basehor Sentinel.
I grew up in Lenexa, Kan., as an avid sports fan. Since I was three years old I would love picking the NFL games of the week or keeping track of stats in notebooks. Although I grew up in Kansas, my favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers. I was born in Wisconsin and my love for the Packers has never left me.
As far as the other sports teams, I’m a local guy all the way. Royals, Sporting KC, and of course anything Kansas Jayhawks.
My goal is to find and share interesting stories about interesting people and topics in an effective manner.
Feel free to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave comments on my posts. Any feedback you have would be fantastic.
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