Barry Sankey reporter of The Phoenix in Phoenixville, PA will be featured in a series on Close-Up Talk Radio
Close-Up Talk Radio
Press Release for:
November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th at
December 3rd and 10th at 11am EST
For Immediate Release
October 2, 2012
Contact: Close-Up Talk Radio
Close-Up Talk Radio spotlights sports reporter Barry Sankey
Phoenixville, PA – From first pitch to kick-off, center ice to tip-off… for over 35 years, Barry Sankey has covered it all. As an award-winning sports writer for The Phoenixville Newspaper, The Phoenix, a weekly and former daily paper for more than 100 years, his love for sports reporting goes beyond the professional level extending to collegiate, high school, and even local youth leagues.
Writing was always a driving force in Barry’s life as he won story-writing contests at his elementary school in Limerick, PA. By freshman year of high school, he was the coordinator and writer for a local section about Spring-Ford Junior High School in two local weekly newspapers, The Inter-Borough Press and Weekly Advertiser. Before even finishing high school, Barry started writing for the local Pennsylvania paper, The Mercury in Pottstown, PA, and then went on to earn his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia with a minor in political science. While at Temple, he also served as sports editor and then managing editor of the daily collegiate paper, The Temple News.
Professionally, Barry Sankey’s record speaks for itself, having reported for such Pennsylvania papers as The Mercury, the old Philadelphia Bulletin, a weekly The Spring-Ford Reporter, and currently The Phoenix, which is part of the large Journal Register Company whose many papers also use Barry’s stories in their editions as part of a sharing process. Barry is the recipient of multiple Keystone Press Awards for his work that appears in The Mercury, The Times Herald in Norristown, the Delaware County Times, Daily Local News in West Chester, and the Reporter in Lansdale.
Barry’s passion for local sports of all levels has enabled him to witness and report first-hand the rise of many great talents from youth leagues to professional such as retired Major League baseball slugger Mike Piazza and the legendary Hall of Fame NBA Referee, Earl “Yogi” Strom, who was also Barry’s uncle.
At the professional level, Barry is a die-hard Philadelphia fan. But, with as much emphasis and pressure placed on the youth of today about winning being everything, it’s refreshing to hear Barry speak about his passion for covering high school sports. “To most high coaches I talk with, the importance of high school sports is truly an extension of the classroom. They stress the importance of discipline, sportsmanship, and growing as a person. There’s much more to it than winning and losing.”
Barry Sankey will be featured on Close-Up Talk Radio in a six-part interview with Doug Llewelyn at www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio. Airdates for the show are November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. The feature wraps up on December 3rd and December 10. All shows are to air at 11am on their respective dates. Listeners can dial-in at 347-996-3389.
For more information about Barry Sankey visit www.barrysankey.com or email Barry directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.