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by Kalamalama staff

Neil Everett, anchor for ESPN SportsCenter, and former HPU assistant athletic director and sports information director, will return to HPU in a new role: a member of the faculty. Everett will be teaching an online class that will focus on the basic principles and skills in sports reporting, anchoring, and production within a professional setting.

“ We are extremely pleased Neil will be joining our faculty this spring,” said HPU President Chatt Wright. “His experience in sports reporting and journalism is extensive. Our students will benefit greatly from his perspectives, both from his many years at HPU and as part of Hawai‘i’s television sports broadcasts, as well as from his tenure as a national sports commentator at ESPN.”

Everett will teach a Sports Media course online for the College of Communication for the spring 2009 semester, which begins Jan. 20. The course, which will have a Communication Studies designator, COM 3910, advances theoretical knowledge of sports media communication. The fundamentals of sports media will be examined from the perspective of both sports reporter and sports anchor in the broadcast environment.

Everett has been a sportscaster for ESPN SportsCenter since 2000. Prior to taking the position with ESPN, he worked at HPU as sports information director and as sports anchor and director for KGMB-9, Hawai‘i’s CBS affiliate.

“ I had the opportunity to work with him for 14 years when he was the sports information director at HPU,” said Tony Sellitto, head coach for HPU men’s basketball.

Sellitto continued: “Everett coming back to teach at the University is an excellent example of a former HPU employee who has gone on to national prominence and then desires to return and give back to the place that is part of his success today.”

 

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