My name is Cameron Merritt and I'm a junior studying Journalism (Sports Concentration) and going for a certificate in International Relations. I am also a transfer student, coming here after a semester at Lyndon State College in Vermont followed by three semesters at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Taunton, and Attleboro, Massachusetts, where I'm from.
I was born February 11, 1996 in Attleboro. My dad works as a Fire Prevention officer for the Mansfield Fire Department and my more is a sales representative for Pranzi Catering in Providence, RI. I also have a younger sister, Kayla, who's a freshman majoring in Nursing at Curry College in Milton, MA. We have a pet rabbit named Quinn.
I first became interested in journalism towards the end of eighth grade. At first I was attracted mostly to television aspect, but as I went through high school, my interest shifted more towards writing. During the summers of 2011-2013, I went to a one week Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camp in Boston, where I first became exposed to the world of real broadcasting. Here was one of the first videos I made there with Chris Thomsen, who now goes to Syracuse University.
My senior year of high school, I became the Head Editor of my school's newspaper, the Eagle's Eye. I brought our publication online as its on website via WordPress, creating and maintaining the website for the duration of my senior year. You can check out my work here:
My senior photo, which I also used as my professional headshot at the time.
I also launched a blog called The Merritt Report, which has been on and off active since 2014. I'm considering r-launching it just as myself for the future.
Since coming here, I have worked with the Amherst Wire and the Daily Hampshire Gazette via Steve Fox's Sports Journalism class. During that class, I was assigned to do a beat on Belchertown High School sports with two other classmates. Along with the beat, we were also assigned to do a feature on a standout player at the school, and mine was on Kayla Henry, the star of the girls' soccer team.
Outside of journalism, I've worked at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield for the past two summers. I also play guitar on occasion, and spend a lot of y free time with friends. I hope you enjoyed learning a little about me and I'll leave you off with one of the coolest things I've ever experienced: seeing a double rainbow at the Eiffel Tower in 2014.