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Official Portfolio of Kristilyn Hetherington


Unveiling the heart behind the work


Freshman year of high school, I decided to take a random journalism class to fill my schedule and heard the professor was cool. nearly seven years since that first day in room 301, my passion for journalism has only grown and to unimaginable heights. 

I immediately fell in love with the sports journalism side and made it my whole high school experience. I out sprinted all the local newspapers to get the interviews with the star quarterback and the winning coach and spent every Friday night covering the football games. I would stay up editing all night to beat the papers and publish my article on our school newspaper first. I won, almost every time.

That was just my freshman year experience. Since then, I've learned so much about the media, press, and myself through my journey. I learned that I like long-form articles and projects but also game recaps and statistics. I grew more comfortable with asking the hard questions in interviews and appreciated the sense of comfort and friendship that came out of interviews.

Since my high school experience working and running my school newspaper then transitioning into a freelance role for a local paper before moving to college, I built a solid foundation of my passion for sports intertwined with my curiosity within journalism.

Since moving to Los Angeles, I have been lucky to gain more experience working in live sports through my college's athletics department, have gained multiple internships ranging from the Rose Bowl Game, FOX Sports, and also have began learning the behind the scenes of broadcasting by serving as a research assistnat to Camryn Irwin, commentator for the Major League Pickleball and PPA Tours and also serves as the in-game host for the Los Angeles Rams. I have gained several mentors, friends, and exposure to the fun and also the challenges of working in sports.

My ultimate goal of working in sports is to create magic through the stories I am able to reveal and share with audiences of all kinds. I love sitting down for interviews and talking with players, coaches, and all those involved and being a vessel for their experiences, hopes, and dreams. I look forward to opportunities that allow me to do so whether it be through broadcasting, sideline reporting, written content, social media, or video productions.

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