1. BRIAN L. HALL 1132 Dakota Street South
brianLhall09@gmail.com Shakopee, MN 55379
OBJECTIVE To advance my writing and reporting career using my 13 years of experience in print, online,
radio and media relations.
08/05-current Associated Press Freelance sports writer
09/16-current The Sports Xchange Freelance sports writer
04/02-01/09 PA SportsTicker Freelance sports writer
Coverage of Twin Cities sports teams, including the Vikings, Twins, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx,
the University of Minnesota and high school state tournaments. Create stories on deadline for
game coverage, as well as breaking news. Conduct post-game interviews with managers, coaches
and players in both home and visitor locker rooms in addition to writing stories for immediate
deadlines. Assist other main writers with quotes, stats and story angles as support for game
4/16-1/17 Lakana National News
I write, edit and publish national news stories, videos and media galleries for Lakana's 200-plus
customer websites across the country using Lakana's proprietary content management system. I
manage national home page and vertical content, strategizing and establishing editorial priorities
and driving viewership by selecting, creating and editing multimedia content. I send email and
mobile breaking news/push alerts to thousands of subscribers, copy edit original and wire stories,
and pitch stories and multimedia content.
08/11-06/15 FOX Sports North Staff writer
Beat reporter for the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Wild, as well as coverage of University of
Minnesota men’s hockey team and other Twin Cities sports. Responsible for daily beat work,
including writing breaking news, feature, analytical, profile and editorial stories. Source
development and beat coverage for FoxSportsNorth.com and national FOX Sports and MSN
websites. Regular radio appearances for KFAN 1130AM and various national radio spots.
Coverage of the NFL Scouting Combine, offseason, training camp, regular season and playoffs for
the NFL. Monitor and effectively use social media, including a growing presence on Twitter, to
advance reporting and the FOX Sports North brand. Investigate, create and pitch story ideas to
local content manager, working in cooperation to develop weekly coverage. Work within a team
of three writers and content managers to cover all aspects of the Twin Cities’ sports scene.
08/08-06/11 RiverTown Newspaper Group; Rosemount/Farmington, MN Staff writer
Designed sports pages, wrote and edited stories, and completed layout for content. Handled beat
development and production of articles covering high school varsity and junior varsity sports.
Monitored websites and updated with current content changes, and responded to inquiries.
Coordinated and developed feature articles, design projects and photos for deadline. Developed
website video projects, complete ad layouts using ad manifest for posting legal notices.
3/06-2/08 Southwest Newspaper Group; Shakopee/Jordan, MN Staff writer
8/04-3/06 RiverTown Newspaper Group; Lake Elmo/Stillwater, MN Staff writer
Updated websites with current news and photos. Wrote preview, recap and feature stories.
Designed sports pages, edited stories and approved layout for content and style in multiple papers.
Monitored press releases and news tips, handled beat development and production of articles
covering high school varsity and junior varsity sports, community, features and breaking news.
Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications
University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2002
United States Army; September 1993-January 1996; Honorable Discharge