Kayla Roney is a senior in Michigan State University‘s James Madison College and School of Journalism.
Her dreams of broadcasting began after watching NBC‘s Today while she was growing up. A news and sports buff, Kayla’s ultimate goal now is to work for ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports.
She got her start in journalism as a college freshman in the fall of 2008 as one of 15 MSU Honors College student contributors to the Detroit News website, where she blogged and video-blogged about the presidential campaign.
She began her broadcasting career in fall 2009, when she was hired by MSU Sports Broadcasting to report on games and interview Spartan players and coaches for the athletic department’s website, msuspartans.com. That spring, she began sideline reporting for BigTenNetwork.com and even had some of her reports re-air on the Big Ten Network! She reported on basketball, volleyball and soccer before being promoted to crew producer. She has now produced basketball, volleyball, soccer, field hockey and wrestling events for BTN.com and tape-delay on the Big Ten Network.
Kayla moved to Washington, D.C. in spring 2011 as part of MSU’s “Study Away” program and interned at WTTG Fox 5, Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic, and D.C. United Major League Soccer Club.
Upon returning to East Lansing, she began a reporting internship at HOMTV Government Access Station in fall 2011 and is now a co-host and co-producer of “All-Access,” a sports program premiering in February 2012.
When not working on stories, Kayla enjoys working with the Todd Martin Development Fund, where she works with at-risk youth teaching them tennis and leadership skills. She also loves basketball and refuses to turn down a one-on-one challenge!