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CANDIDATE FOR REGION IV DIRECTOR

 




Marcus Vanderberg

Deputy Editor, Sports

Yahoo Sports

Los Angeles, CA

 

Intro/Background:

 

Marcus Vanderberg is a deputy editor at Yahoo Sports and has been an active member of NABJ since 2006.

 

Education:

 

Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, 2008: BA: Print Journalism

 

Experience:

 

Marcus Vanderberg is a deputy sports editor at Yahoo Sports where he’s worked on the programming and production desk since 2012. He’s previously worked at Hearst Digital Media (2011-2014) as an online content producer and was an editor at FishbowlLA and SportsBistro (2010-2013) — two Mediabistro blogs. Marcus was an online producer for BET.com (2008-2012) and AOL (2007-2008) where he worked on several properties including sports and entertainment. While in school, Marcus interned for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, AOL and The Denver Post.

 

Related Experience:

 

Marcus Vanderberg was selected as an Associated Press Sports Editor Diversity fellow in 2014 — a nine-month program for mid-career professionals interested in pursuing a managerial career. Marcus has been an active member for nine years and helped resurrect the student chapter at Hofstra University.

 

Statement:

 

As the digital landscape continues to evolve in the journalism profession, it’s crucial that the NABJ board is well represented with journalists that have the professional online experience. I’ve been working in the digital space for more than 10 years at a wide variety of outlets (AOL, Viacom, Hearst, Yahoo) and I feel I’m the best candidate to lead the newly restructured Region IV. I also represent an age demographic that sometimes gets overlooked on a national level. With your support, I will ensure that recent graduates and young professionals have more of a voice at the NABJ table.

 

 

 

 

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