JOE GIRVAN

www.JoeGirvan.com

JoeGirvan1@msn.com

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • 25 years of experience in sports media as an award-winning anchor, reporter, play-by-play and talk show host
  • Highly-organized, detail-oriented team player with superb presentation skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to perform under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Committed to excellence in all phases of multi-platform journalism and social media

 

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

January 2015-Present

WBBH-TV and WZVN-TV; Fort Myers, Florida

SPORTS DIRECTOR/ANCHOR

Anchor of the top-rated local sportscast in Southwest Florida. Host of the area’s premier high school football show, Gridiron 2Day. Leader of a four-person department.

 

October 2011-December 2014

ESPN West Palm, WPTV-TV and WFLX-TV; West Palm Beach, Florida

SPORTS ANCHOR/REPORTER

Anchor sportscasts, including 15-minute shows on Fridays and Sundays.  Produce one-man band packages.  Host of Monday Night Legends, contributor to other radio broadcasts, and internet content.

 

August 2010-September 2011

Gainesville Television Network; Gainesville, Florida

SPORTS DIRECTOR

Anchored sportscasts, including 15-minute shows on Fridays and Sundays. Produced one-man band packages. Host of Monday Night Legends, contributor to other radio broadcasts and internet content.

 

August 2010-September 2011

WRUF Sports Radio 850; Gainesville, Florida

TALK SHOW HOST/PLAY-BY-PLAY

Host of “The Blitz with Joe Girvan,” a daily two-hour talk show. Tripled the ratings of the previous show in my time slot in my first book. Provided baseball and basketball play-by-play.

 

April 2007-April 2010

Bright House Sports Network;Tampa/Orlando, Florida

SPORTS ANCHOR/REPORTER/PLAY-BY-PLAY

Helped launch an all-sports network and win its first Emmy Award. Anchored daily shows and reported on the Bucs, Rays, Lightning, and USF. Baseball play-by-play voice of the network.

 

October 1999-March 2007

WCJB-TV; Gainesville, Florida

SPORTS DIRECTOR

Anchored Gainesville’s #1 newscast and led a four-person department. Covered the Gators in three Final Fours and three National Championship games while winning an AP Award for feature reporting.

 

January 2000-March 2007

Sun Sports Network; Orlando, Florida

FREELANCE REPORTER

Sideline reporter for Gator spring football and feature reporter on various University of Florida sports.

 

September 1996-September 1999

WPMI-TV; Mobile, Alabama

SPORTS DIRECTOR

 

AWARDS:

2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Award Best Sportscast Finalist

2009 Emmy Award for Sporting Event/Game Live/Unedited

2004 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Award for Best Sports Feature

2002-Present Heisman Trophy Elector

1995-1996 Garland Powell Award for outstanding contribution to Univ. of Florida in radio and TV

1994-1995 WRUF Red Barber Award for Best student at WRUF; news, sports, DJ and sales

1993-1994 WRUF AM/FM Sports Award for Best All-Around

 

 

EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA; Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Broadcast News, 1995