2 Time Emmy Winner AJ Ross of CBS Sports talks Howard, Delta, Sports, Big Break, and Future...
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
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A two time Emmy award winning reporter with ten plus years experience in sports and news. AJ Ross cover the NFL, college football, and college basketball sidelines for CBS Sports providing in game reports, post game interviews, and additional content for CBS stu
dio shows. Additionally AJ has also worked with the WNBA solo hosting news segments and All-Star live-streaming coverage across the league’s digital platforms. In 2019 AJ also freelanced with MSG Network covering the s
idelines of the NY Streets arena football team games. After graduating magna cum laude from Howard University, AJ landed her first job working as a production assistant at ESPN producing and editing montages, teases, and highlights for SportsCenter and various NBA studio shows. Later AJ transitioned from behind the scenes to in front of the camera at WMBF News in Myrtle Beach, SC. As a multi-media journalist and anchor AJ covered one of the biggest wildfires in South Carolina history. AJ also produced an in depth feature on the NAA
CP's boycott of the confederate flag. On weekends AJ also served as a fill in sports anchor assisting with Friday Night Lights high school football coverage. My next stop was WSYX in Columbus, OH where AJ served as a reporter and fill-in morning anchor. While there AJ covered a wide range of stories from the Senate Bill 5 protests at the Ohio Statehouse, to the Zanesville animal massacre, and Jim Tressel’s resignation from OSU following Tattoo Gate. After two years in Columbus, AJ returned home to Pittsburgh to work as a freelance reporter for WTAE-TV and the New Pittsburgh Courier newspaper. In April 2013 AJ joined WKYC in Cleveland where AJ was awarded two Emmys for my breaking news contributions; including coverage of the ‘Miracle in Cleveland’, the mass stabbing at Franklin Regional HS, and ongoing developments in the deadly Cleveland Police chase that ended with 137 shots fired. In September 2014 AJ
joined WABC in NYC covering breaking news stories across the five boroughs and beyond. From the Halloween box truck terror attack to traveling abroad to Brussels following the ISIS attacks, AJ was able to further hone my skills in high pressure situations.