Becoming a Broadcaster for the Seattle Sounders

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Emerson Alumnus, Keely Flanagan, describes her journey to becoming a Broadcaster for the Seattle Sounders.

Keely Flanagan

Journalism (MA) 2015
I’m a sports producer with a focus in digital and a love for storytelling.
Describe your career path since graduation, and how your path led you to becoming a Broadcaster for the Seattle Sounders?
I worked at New England Sports Network as a Video Producer for the website, and have since moved on to manage the Broadcast for the Seattle Sounders.
Why did you choose to attend Emerson?
I wanted to be in Boston, and once I saw the journalism facilities and the mission statement of the program, it was a perfect match.
Tell us about your Emerson experience.
It was exactly what I hoped it would be, and more than prepared me for my career post-graduation.
Describe Emerson in 3 words.
Progressive, forward-thinking, hands-on.
Describe your most memorable experience with Emerson’s faculty.
Working on my Capstone!
Tell us about a memorable project that you worked on as a student.
My most memorable project was producing an hour-long podcast on soccer in New England, the same year as the World Cup. That podcast ended up airing on 88.9 WERS and was one of the main pieces in my portfolio that helped me land a job.