JOE FREIHOFER: MMJ / PERIODISTA DEPORTIVO
Joe Freihofer is a nationally recognized bilingual MMJ. A graduate of Michigan State's School of Journalism, he is the 2021 National Championship Winner of the Hearst Awards TV Broadcast Competition and the #1 Ranked Student Sports Talent (Anchor/Host) in America (Awarded by Broadcast Education Association). He is currently attending Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, obtaining a Master's in Sports Journalism. He has interned in Major League Soccer as a Videographer and Spanish Content Producer, worked in local news as a Reporter and more.
Videographer, Nashville SC (Major League Soccer, Summer 2021): Shoot and edit social media shorts and match day cinematics, translate interviews from Spanish to English, network with Spanish speaking members of the Nashville community for outreach and club relations, negotiate club sponsorships and watch parties with Spanish speaking businesses.
Videographer & Spanish Content Producer, FC Tulsa (USL Championship, Summer 2020): Shoot and edit social media shorts and match day cinematics, interview players in Spanish and produce weekly reporter stand-ups in Spanish, translate training and match day soundbites from Spanish to English. Voice-over team's TV broadcast commercials.
Photographer, WILX-10 (CBS Lansing, 2018-2019): Shoot highlights of high school football and basketball around mid-Michigan, cut highlights, write scripts for 11 o’clock newscast and write recap stories for station website.
Reporter, Focal Point News (MSU Student News, 2018-2021): Create PKGs and VOSOTs for weekly student newscast. Write sports segment scripts and cut highlights.
Commentator, Big Ten Network Student Union (2017-2021): Play-by-play announcer for MSU Athletics streamed live on Big Ten Network's BTN2GO app.
SKILLS & AWARDS
Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects
Avid Media Composer
2021 Hearst Journalism Awards TV National Champion: "Sandy Sings On."
1st Place in Nation, Sports Talent (Anchor/Host): March 2021, Broadcast Education Association
3rd Place in Nation, Short News Feature: Feb. 2020, Broadcast Education Association
National Award of Excellence, Play-by-Play Talent: Feb. 2020, Broadcast Education Association