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WOUB Wednesday: NBC4 Morning Co-Anchor Matt Barnes

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September 15 at 7:30 p.m.

ATHENS, OH – NBC4 Columbus Morning Co-Anchor Matt Barnes is just back from covering the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan and will talk about his experience at the next WOUB Wednesday on September 15.

WOUB Wednesdays are a great way to provide students the opportunity to talk with industry professionals virtually,” said WOUB Director of Student Professional Development Michael Rodriguez.

Barnes was a student volunteer at WOUB from 2004 to 2008 and was the host of WOUB’s Gridiron Glory. Barnes hosted the program for two years starting in 2006. He also worked on WOUB radio and WOUB TV’s 30-minute nightly news program, Newswatch.

“Throughout fall semester, we have several former WOUB students scheduled to talk with current students and alumni,” said WOUB Community Engagement Manager Cheri Russo. “The former students are excited to share what they have learned out in the industry with current and former WOUB students.”

Other scheduled WOUB Wednesday speakers include Weekend Today Coordinating Producer Katie Primm, Esports Engine Broadcast Operations Manager Carter Rodriguez, rue21 CEO Bill Brand, Buckeye Broadband’s Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) Program Director and Anchor Justin Feldkamp and ESPN Crewing Supervisor Kim Kanner.

The virtual discussions will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. throughout the semester and are open to all current and former WOUB students as well as WOUB staff. Those interested can register at  Registration is required for each session.