The Jessamine Journal’s new sports editor knew what he wanted to do before he was a teenager.
“I loved writing and I loved sports, so I thought I would put the two together,” he said.
Cody Porter, 22, graduated from the University of Kentucky last December. He worked for the student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, from the football beat up to the sports editor job.
But he already had his major experience before college, he said, having worked as a sports writer for the Big Sandy News in his hometown of Prestonsburg straight out of high school.
“I covered about seven to eight counties,” he said. “They kind of threw me out in the field. I had to kind of play it by ear.”¿
Porter said he is excited about his new position, which he started Feb. 22.
“You can’t turn down just getting to watch sports as a career and then relating it to other people in the community,” he said.
He also is eager to learn all about the community, he said.
“Jessamine County is pretty new to me,” he said. “It’ll be a whole new experience getting to know the teams and the coaches.”¿
Journal managing editor Mike Moore said Porter was very impressive during his interview, and has good, clean writing. He said he believes Porter will fit in well at the Journal.
Porter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-885-5381, ext. 245.