MEET SPORTS/MEDIA BRAND STRATEGIST: RENAY MARIE
Renay, tell us a little more about how you got into sports/media branding?
I first got my start when I first moved to Los Angeles, California working as a GSR at Staples Center sports arena.
I loved the atmosphere and energy of the game, and felt as though I was in my element.
From there by the grace of God, one thing lead to the next and I started to do some stuff with Fox Sports West followed by Slam Magazine.
You truly are a jack of all trades! Tell us some more about when you started writing/blogging?
I first started writing/blogging my junior year of college at California State University of Los Angeles.
My professors really pushed the importance of versatility in whatever field or career you go into.
I begin in a sense interning for Takeover TV entertainment and sports podcast/blog where I learned a lot and got the chance to really learn from hands on experience.
From there, I started covering sports primary as a sports writer for slums magazine which I currently still do part-time.
What would you say to aspiring sports writers/bloggers who look up to your work?
I would say creativity, and finding your niche is key.
It’s not the most talented who succeed and get opportunities, it’s the one who works hard and loves what they do.
Take pride in your work and what you have to bring to the table.
We all are blessed with different gifts and talents so eventually you’ll find your place.
My biggest highlight by far was getting the chance to meet NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant.
He had really good work ethic and drive which will forever be looked upon to many as a model for athletes whose coming up now in this new era of sports.
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
As you may already tell, I’m very versatile.
At this current moment, I’m focused on real estate and community work.
I'm being more involved in the community currently working for the city of Los Angeles partnering with organizations developing implement growth opportunities within and between organizations creating outlets for accessible resources to be made available to families and community.
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