I came into The Prospector
Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 16:06
I came into The Prospector only a year ago, and it has been a great experience. My former sports editor, Daniel Ornelas, carried the load last summer, and that pressure really forced me to make things work.
Being a sports writer helped me to get out of my shell. I had to approach complete strangers and interview them on the spot, a skill that has made a huge difference for me as a person ever since.
In my year as a writer I got to cover football, basketball and track. I had the amazing opportunity of writing feature stories including one Seoul ‘88 Olympic gold medalist Paul Ereng, who is now the Cross Country head coach at UTEP. I also had the pleasure of witnessing two historic landmarks from El Paso be demolished, and got to travel to Tucson, Ariz. to visit the baseball team that is coming to El Paso in 2014. But now a different challenge is just around the corner. From now on I will be the new sports editor.
Now my responsibility is to train and work with the sports staff to help them become better writers and reporters. I don’t have to write as much now, but I will have a greater task as the person responsible for the entire sports section. I am really looking forward to undertaking this challenge and seeing what’s in store for my peeps and I throughout the summer and beyond. Let’s do this!
Edwin Delgado may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.