Alumna is on the sidelines, in the action and on the air in Seattle
Published Dec. 12, 2008
In the competitive world of sports broadcasting, she’s already landed a sports anchor job in the 13th largest media market in the country, Seattle, Wash. She’s the KING (NBC affiliate station) weekend sports anchor and sports reporter, covering the Seattle Seahawks football and the Seattle Supersonics professional basketball teams. Lisa Gangel has a sideline seat at every game and does post-game interviews with the players.
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Although her position is very flexible, she has to constantly create stories to fill her time on the air.
The Seattle job came after only a year as sports director and sports reporter in a much smaller market, Butte, Mont.—market 193—where viewers liked her so much that she won “Best Sports Reporter” and “Best TV Personality” in The Montana Standard’s 2005 People’s Choice Awards.
While a student at Lynn, she was a star basketball player and created online sports updates for the student newspaper.
Her advice to anyone thinking of getting into broadcasting? Be geographically flexible. Learn every aspect of TV reporting and production. Finally, have a good “reel” of footage to demonstrate your work.
Incidentally, Seattle won’t be Lisa Gangel’s last anchor job. She’s represented by N.S. Beinstock, Inc., one of the largest news and sports talent agencies in the country.
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Lisa Gangel photo by Bernie Zimmermann.