Lori L. Schmidt


April 2001-present Reporter/Anchor, WBNS FM/AM Sports Radio

  • researched, wrote, and delivered sports updates with deadlines every 20 to 30 minutes, and reported live via telephone from the site of breaking news events
  • attended local sporting events (games, practices, press conferences, etc.) interviewed the participants and edited the resulting audio on Adobe Audition
  • initiated new role as a production assistant, then introduced new pre-produced elements that became staples of our programming
  • trained station interns, including three our station later employed
  • acted as Blue Jackets post-game locker room reporter, interviewing players and coaches after games that aired on the Blue Jackets radio network
  • hosted Blue Jackets post-game show; Blue Jackets hour-long show, Between the Pipes; Blue Jackets coach’s show; Buckeye basketball pre-game show on fill-in basis
  • spearheaded effort to bring high school football players to The Fan’s successful signing day ceremony in its inaugural year on February 1, 2006
  • developed content for and wrote entries for station website’s blog
  • emceed first ever Women’s Sports Report staged by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, March 2011

April 2010-Present Backup Creative Services Director, WBNS FM/AM Sports Radio

  • facilitated sales orders, produced commercials and station promos

January 2011-2012 Co-Host, Fire the Cannon Podcast

  • served as co-host of weekly, hour-long Blue Jackets podcast

2010-Present Writer, The Fourth Period

  • researched and wrote articles on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the quarterly hockey magazine

Fall 2009 Columnist, Columbus Alive

  • wrote a weekly Ohio State football preview

Fall 2001-2003 Producer, WBNS FM/AM Sports Radio

  • pre-planned and executed show segments, booked guests, provided analysts with relevant research, screened callers, and operated the board for Sunday show

2001 Video Editor, Ohio News Network

  • edited video on a non-linear editing system and archived this video
  • operated the soundboard during morning and afternoon broadcasts

2000 Volunteer, WOUB Radio and Television

  • selected material for, wrote, and delivered 4 minute afternoon and evening radio sportscasts on a weekly basis; and covered station breaks on AM radio
  • produced/anchored sports on the News Watch television program in spring 2000

2000 ACTV-7 News

  • rotated through a series of jobs, including sports anchor, producer, and videographer as a part of Ohio University’s faculty-run television news program

1997-2000 Goalie for Ohio University’s MAC Championship Varsity Soccer Team

  • won Unsung Hero, Most Improved, and Commissioner’s Award

2000-present Ohio High School Athletic Association Licensed Basketball and Football Official


  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University/Athens, Ohio with specializations in sport and political science
  • member of Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society

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