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:
WBBH-TV and WZVN-TV; Fort Myers, Florida
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
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
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
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
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
Sideline reporter for Gator spring football and feature reporter on various University of Florida sports.
September 1996-September 1999
WPMI-TV; Mobile, Alabama
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
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA; Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Broadcast News, 1995