June 9, 2013
Chris Kirschner is a senior studying journalism with an outside concentration in sports management at the University of Florida.
As a sports reporter, Kirschner has gained experience at several media outlets including WJXT-TV, WUFT-TV (a PBS affiliate) and ESPN Radio in Gainesville.
At his internship with WJXT, Kirschner had the opportunity to cover the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Suns, Jacksonville Sharks and The Players Championship. With his work, he produced packages, created highlights and wrote scripts for the anchor.
Currently, Kirschner is an associate producer for WUFT-TV’s First at Five, a student-run newscast that was ranked the best in the nation. He hopes to become a sports anchor in the fall.
In addition to his work at the aforementioned news outlets, Kirschner has written news stories for the Independent Florida Alligator and WUFT.org
This summer, Kirschner will be interning at 680 The Fan in Atlanta, having the opportunity to help out at Atlanta's best sports radio station covering the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons.
Kirschner was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in the Bronx during his early childhood. Sports became a passion from an early age due to the mecca that New York is for sports. He fell in love with the New York Yankees since he lived only a couple of miles from the stadium. His dad would take him to games regularly, and baseball would become his favorite sport.
His dream would be to become an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter or host Baseball Tonight. He wants to gain all of the experiences he can to become a multifaceted journalist.