Lori L. Schmidt



Reporter-Anchor / WBNS Radio

  • Successfully negotiated multiple, recurring deadlines as an update anchor, researching, writing, and delivering sports news at regular intervals
  • Covered events (games, practices, press conferences, etc.), interviewed the participants, and demonstrated technical proficiency in editing resulting audio on Adobe Audition and video with Power Director
  • Trained and developed more than a dozen interns who went on to obtain jobs in sports media
  • Generated original content for station website, served as interim web producer in 2016, demonstrably improving site’s page hits and numbers of people listening to archived station audio via the site
  • Drove social media engagement by posting to station’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts
  • Designed imaging associated with social media accounts and was responsible for station’s Twitter verification
  • Launched station photo gallery; photos were used in social media, advertising, and promotions
  • Produced videos that attracted thousands of viewers to station’s YouTube page
  • Initiated role as a production assistant, then introduced new pre-produced elements that became staples of programming
  • 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 February 1, 2006
  • Emceed first ever Women’s Sports Report staged by Greater Columbus Sports Commission, March 2011
  • Created highly respected on-air and online persona of “The Hat”

FROM APRIL 2010 to 2016

Backup Creative Services Director / WBNS Radio

  • Facilitated sales orders, produced commercials and station promos


Co-host / Fire the Cannon Podcast

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

FROM 2010 TO 2011

Writer / The Fourth Period

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

FALL 2009

Columnist / Columbus Alive

  •  Wrote weekly Ohio State football preview


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Goalie for Ohio University’s MAC Championship Varsity Soccer Team, winner of Unsung Hero, Most Improved, and Commissioner’s Award

2000-present OHSAA Licensed Basketball and Football (expired) Official


Bachelor of Science in Journalism / Ohio University, Athens

  • Summa Cum Laude graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
  • Specializations in sport and political science
  • Member of Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society




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