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I am a recent graduate of SUNY Brockport with a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism and a minor in coaching. I was also a sports reporter and sports director of 89.1 The Point, a top 40 and alternative station based on campus. I have experience writing for high school, college, and professional sports, including baseball, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and softball. I have broadcasting experience as well, as I have been on the SUNY Brockport Football and Basketball radio broadcasts for The Point and am currently the live stream broadcaster for Roberts Wesleyan Men's and Women's basketball.

  • A Hidden Gem in Holley, New York


    By: Ben Blakely HOLLEY, N.Y. – During a global pandemic with many quarantined at home, there has not been much to do. Netflix and Hulu have become more popular than ever, with people binging their favorite show or finding new… Read More ›

  • Working Out During a Pandemic

    By: Ben Blakely BROCKPORT, N.Y.— During a global pandemic with many quarantined at home, working out has not been on the top of student’s priority list. Even with fitness centers following mandated requirements from New York State and Governor Andrew… Read More ›

  • Wine and Scholarship Pairing

    By: Ben Blakely BROCKPORT, N.Y.— Western New York is known for wine. In particular, the Finger Lakes Region has 92 wineries, offering everything from dry reds and sweet whites. It seems wineries are opening every day and one hopes to… Read More ›

  • Adapting During COVID-19

    By: Ben Blakely BROCKPORT, N.Y. — Like many businesses across the country struggling to adapt in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the unique shops in Brockport are searching for ways to survive. One of those businesses is the Lift… Read More ›