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Andy Pruitt

Sports Director

Professional Experience:
Sports Director - WCSC-TV: 7/07 - Present

Weekend Sports Anchor/Weekday Sports Reporter - WCSC-TV: 7/04 - 7/07
Sports Director - WETM-TV (NBC Elmira, NY): 8/01 - 7/04
Weekend Sports Anchor/Weekday Sports Reporter - WETM-TV (NBC Elmira, NY): 6/00 - 8/01
Weekend Sports Anchor/Weekday Sports Reporter - WHIZ-TV (NBC Zanesville, OH): 9/99 - 6/00

Awards:

2008 SC State Associated Press Award for Best Sportscast - 2nd Place
2005 NY State Associated Press Award for Best Sports Coverage - 1st Place
2002 NY State Associated Press Award for Best Sports Coverage

Sports Philosophy:

Make the community excited about local sports, and local sports heroes.

Education:
Syracuse University (Class of 1999) - B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, Minors in Political Science and African-American Studies

Place of Birth:
New Orleans, LA
(grew up in) Northern Virginia

Family
Andrea (Wife), Kerrick (Son), Krisalyn (Daughter), Solo (greyhound)

Hobbies/Interests/Community Involvement:
Hanging out with the family, Sports (playing and watching), Golf, Going to the beach, SCUBA Diving, Going to church

Favorite Books and Movies
Books: The Bible, The Left Behind Series, Star Wars books
Movies: Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Saving Private Ryan

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

Great seafood and golf (the views are pretty nice, too)

Most Interesting Assignments:
- Going to the Swamp (Gainesville, FL) for the first time, and seeing South Carolina win its first-ever SEC East title in football

- Charleston Southern winning the 2005 Big South Title in football with a miracle win over Coastal Carolina

- My first Clemson football game (35-14 win over Florida State in 2005)

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