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High School English

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
January 17, 2017

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Kenneth Cross

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Cornelius, NC 28031




Seeking a career change from education as my major job and into any field commiserate with my experience and education.

! Experience

Founder, - October 30, 2016 - PRESENT Launched this college basketball web site to cover the game on a different level based on sidebars, notes, interviews. Joined forces with Nashville sports voice Blake Lovell to combine on the podcast, “Marching to Madness” as another part of the web site. Launched this in April, 2016, and it can be accessed free through iTunes. Sports Reporter, ESPN Radio - 2000-Present

Cover college and pro sports in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. Teams include the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, ACC and SEC football and basketball. Job entails in-game live updates plus co-ordinating postgame guests with the studio. I have been on air with talent such as Trey Wingo, Merrill Hoge, Mike Ditka, Doug Gottlieb, Bob Valvano, and Freddie Coleman. Sports Reporter, Fox Sports Radio - 2001-present

Cover college and pro sports in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. Teams include the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, ACC and SEC football and basketball. Job entails in- game live updates plus co-ordinating postgame guests with the studio. I have been on air with such talent as Dan Moriarty, Derrick Deese, Lincoln Kennedy, Sean Farnam, John Fricke, and Jim Mora. I was also a guest on “The Chris Myers Show” during the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers.

Sports reporter, Sporting News radio/Yahoo! Sports Radio - 1999-Present Cover college and pro sports in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. Teams include the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, ACC and SEC football and basketball. Job entails in- game live updates plus co-ordinating postgame guests with the studio. Started with this company when it was known as One-on-One Sports and based in Chicago. Sports Writer/Reporter, - May, 2010 - July, 2015 Pac-10/Big 12/national college basketball reporter for this web site as I research the conference each week and write a weekly column during the season and a bi-weekly column in the offseason. I also contribute the the site’s blog, “Secondary Break”. Sports Writer/reporter, Lindy’s Sports Annuals - 2003-present Writer for the college football and college basketball annuals. For football, I preview Marshall, East Carolina, and Louisville in breaking down all facets of the teams for the annual. For basketball, I preview Auburn, LSU, Arkansas, the Southern Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, and Big South. Also have written previews on the Sun Belt, Southland, Ohio Valley, and major independents in the past. The 2008-09 annual included my by-lined feature on Davidson guard Stephen Curry. Sports Writer/reporter, - 2003-Present Cover college football and college basketball as well as pro sports for the web site. I write columns previewing college and NFL each week plus side bars from college basketball venues. I did a blog from the 2009 SEC Tournament. I also blogged the 2009 SEC Basketball tournament and wrote stories concerning games and issues for the site during the 2010 SEC Basketball Tournament. I am also in charge of the site’s twitter feeds.

SPORTS WRITER/REPORTER, SOUTHERNTAILGATER MAGAZINE. Fashioned a 2-page feature article on LSU Tailgaiting at the ACC-SEC Kickoff Classic in Atlanta in September, 2010. Layout included a 2-page article as well as feature photos. Sports Writer/reporter, NBA Daily, Street and Smith’s Sports - 2001-2002 Produced an NBA-based document through research and writing that was emailed to the league office Monday-Friday and then distributed to the public relations departments of each of the league’s 30 teams. The document entailed searching newspapers in the league’s cities, finding appropriate stories, and then rewriting them in manuscript form.

Sports Analyst, Various Radio Shows - 1998 - Present Provide Insight on college and pro sports for a myriad of radio shows across the country. “The Big Mo Show” with Maurice Stanfield has been on the air in Columbia, SC, Clemson, SC, and High Point, NC. Also, on the air with Maurice Stanfield in his syndicated segments. “The Max Howell Show” is another program where I have been a regular in Destin, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi, Tupelo, Mississippi, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Next is “The Boom-O Bugg Show” in Huntsville, Alabama. The show is hosted by Harold Bugg and Brett Beaird. I also appear from time to time on All-Access Sports Network on the Internet as a guest of the show to discuss college basketball. Sports Writer/researcher - The Big Bad Book of Sports. copyright, 2008. I wrote the hockey, college basketball, and NBA content in this book as well as helping edit and proofread other areas.

Sports Writer/reporter, Danville Register and Bee - January, 1990-June 1991 Cover college football and college basketball as well as high school sports. I wrote columns and by-lined game reports as well as side bars.


Appalachian State Univiersity, Boone, NC B.A., Communications Arts. Concentration: Public Relations and Journalism, 1988.

Radford Universtiy, Radford,VA - M.S., Education. Concentration: English, 1992. SKILLS

Multi-tasking; creative writing; journalistic writing; editorial work with magazines and newspapers; computer layout and desktop publishing; still photography as I have shot the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Anaheim Angels, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and various college football games on several occasions.

! Notable events I have covered as a free lancer

Numerous NCAA Tournaments; 2002 Stanley Cup - Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes; 2006 Stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers vs. Carolina Hurricanes; NHL Playoffs; Carolina Panthers NFL Playoff games; SEC Football Championships; SEC Basketball Tournaments; Charlotte Hornets Playoff games; Numerous Top 20 football games involving a host of teams, namely from the SEC; Numerous NCAA Tournaments featuring Top 25 teams; Super Bowl XXXIII - Denver vs. Atlanta; Super Bowl XXXIV - St. Louis vs. Tennessee; Super Bowl XXXV - Baltimore vs. N.Y. Giants. Notable Postgame Interviews

NFL: Tom Brady, Andy Reid, Jeff Fisher, Marty Schottenheimer, John Fox, Dave McGinnis, Ben Roethlisberger, Derrick Brooks, Warrick Dunn, Deuce McAllister, Tim Hightower, Dominique Rodgers- Cromartie, Kerry Collins, Jake Delhomme, Mike Rucker, Julius Peppers, Muhsin Muhammad, DeAngelo Williams, DeShaun Foster, Steve Smith, Mike Minter, Rodney Peete, Patrick Jeffers, John Beason, Kris Jenkins, Ken Lucas, Peerless Price, Dre Bly, Keenan McCardell, Jimmy Smith, Gary Brackett, Gibril Wilson, Jason Whitten, Patrick Crayton, Terrell Buckley, Patrick Kerney, Nick Barnett, Jordan Gross, Ricky Manning, Jr., Ronald Curry; Julio Jones, Jonathan Vilma, Earl Thomas, Morris Claiborne, Luke Kuechly, Cam Newton, Tedd Ginn, Jr., Devin Funchess, Philly Brown College Football: Mark Richt, Steve Spurrier, Knowshon Moreno, Matt Stafford, A.J. Green, Rashad Jones, Houston Nutt, Phil Fulmer, Jim Grobe, Tommy Tuberville, Bobby Bowden, Tommy Bowden, Frank Beamer, John Bunting, Mike Shula, Rich Rodriguez, John Parker Wilson, Cadillac Williams, Troy Williamson, Sidney Rice, Eric Norwood, Captain Munnerlyn, Stoney Woodson, Cullen Harper, James Davis, Reggie Brown, Matt Mauck, Cedric Wilson, Travis Henry, Andre Caldwell, Ed Orgeron, Philip Rivers, Matt Schaub, Chuck Amato, Bobby Johnson, Chris Nickson, Javon Walker, Snoop Minnis, Lorenzo Booker, Anquan Boldin, Chris Rix, Frank Gore, Casey Dick, Marcus Monk, Wali Lundy, James Davis, Cliff Matthews

College Basketball: Bruce Pearl, Bill Self, Rick Stansbury, Kevin Stallings, Dennis Felton, Trent Johnson, Darrin Horn, Larry Shyatt, Rod Barnes, John Brady, Jerry Green, Bobby Lutz, Stan Heath, Gregg Marshall, Jim Harrick, Steve Lavin, Mark Turgeon, Dino Gaudio, Billy Tubbs, Pete Gillen, the late Skip Prosser, Brad Stevens, Keith Bogans, David Lee, Matt Walsh, Brett Nelson, Chris Paul, Eric Williams, Justin Gray, Taron Downey, Sean May, Tyler Hansboro, Ty Lawson, Sonny Weems, Stephen Curry, Ezra Williams, Glenn “Big Baby” Davis, Francisco Garcia, Ellis Myles, T.J. Ford, Brandon Jenkins, Elton Brand, Corey Maggette, Kyle Singlar, Chas McFarland, James Johnson, Josh Harrallson, Zach Novak, Gregg McDermott, Dr. Bret Reed, Chris Mack, Bob Hoffman, Cuonzo Martin NBA: Mike D’Antoni, Eddie Jones, David Wesley, Paul Silas, Rick Adelman, Paul Westphal, Rod Thorn, Baron Davis, Darvin Hamm, Jarvis Hayes, Jason Caffey NHL: Eric Staal, Ray Whitney, Erik Cole, Mark Recchi, Mike Commodore

! Classroom/Teaching Experience

English Instructor - August 2013-2016 Hough High School - Cornelius, NC Responsible for teaching ENG 10, 11, and 12 in academic, honors, and 12 AP formats during this time period.

English Instructor - August 2007 to August 2013!

South Iredell High School – Statesville, NC!

Responsible for teaching ENG 10, 11, and 12 in academic, honors, and 12 AP formats during this time period. ! This is actually my present job and is ongoing.! English Instructor - August 2001 to June 2007!

West Mecklenburg High School – Charlotte, NC!

Responsible for teaching all levels of academic and honors English in grades 10, 11, and 12! Sports ! Researcher!

Sports Researcher - May 2000 to June 2001!

Street and Smith's Sports – Charlotte, NC!

Worked on a research team that researched articles on the Internet that affected sports marketing in the NBA. These were made into a document that was emailed to the league and the 30 NBA franchises each business day.!


English Instructor - August 1997 to May 2000!

North Mecklenburg High School – Huntersville, NC!

Taught ! English Literature, grades 10, 11, 12 - both academic and honors levels! English Instructor - August 1995 to June 1997!

West Wilkes High School - Wilkesboro, NC !

Taught ! academic and honors English in grades 10, 11, 12! Substitute Teacher - August 1994 to June 1995!

Wythe County Schools – Wytheville, VA!

Covered ! classes while in absence of the regular classroom teacher in myriad of subjects!


Alternative Education Teacher - August 1993 to June 1994! Southwestern High School – Somerset, KY!

Kept ! an alternative education class in conjunction with coaching duties! English Instructor - August 1992 to June 1993!

Halifax County High School – South Boston, Virginia! Taught ! 12th grade academic and honors English classes!

! Education

M.S. English/Education !

Radford University, 1992!

Radford, ! VA!

B.S. Mass Communications !

Appalachian State University, 1988!

Boone, ! NC!

! Key Skills

* ! Excellent communication and organization skills!

* ! Leadership skills !

* ! Experience in web design, creativity, as well as writing and editing!

* ! Efficient work in all aspects with very little turnaround time!

* ! Excellent multi-tasker!

! *! Creativity at this highest level in designing lesson plans!

! *! Professional/published writer and journalist!

! *! Accomplished radio personality and news-gatherer!

! *! Developed writing rubric for all levels of ENG 12 in research and in creative writing!

!*! Development of projects to coincide with readings of ENG IV literature!


* ! Shakespearean background in teaching and studying!

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