Storyline: The Kentucky Press Association has awarded Cameron Brown with its Best Sports Column of the Year award.
The Sports Column was created to give aspiring sports writers an opportunity to hone their craft and develop a portfolio of work. “That’s why this is awesome news!” said TSC founder, Brett Dickinson. “I’m very proud that a TSC member has excelled and was honored this way.”
Brown, who hails from Providence KY, is finishing his senior year at Webster County High School where he participates in basketball and covers various Webster High sports in addition to writing his weekly sports commentary.
“My dream has always been to have a job in sports,” Brown said. He’ll attend Western Kentucky University in the Fall to study journalism and secondary education.
Cameron’s boss can relate personally to Brown’s journey. “Twenty years ago I was that high school kid who walked into the J-E office,” said Matt Hughes, Editor and General Manager at The Journal-Enterprise. “They took a chance on me and I took a chance with Cameron. It has paid off big time. He has turned into an excellent young journalist with a big future ahead of him.”
“It has been an honor working with Cameron,” said Frank Fear, TSC’s Managing Editor. “Like Matt Hughes, I can relate to Cameron’s story. I wrote for my local newspaper before heading to college.”
While Brown’s columns cover a range of topics, he concentrates on UK sports and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. His most recent columns are St. Louis Cardinals Have Tools To Dethrone Cubs (April 9) and Why South Carolina Is One Of The Most Memorable Final Four Teams Ever (April 5).
Congratulations, Cameron Brown!