Connelly to add “pop” to Wical’s written work
Northern Kentucky University’s HoriZone Roundtable team has added its first dedicated primary photographer to the fold – welcoming NKU graduate Brendan Connelly – who will focus on adding attractive graphics to go along with the team’s engaging Norse basketball articles.
Connelly, an avid runner and former high school basketball coach in Northern Kentucky, has undergraduate degrees from both Xavier University (2017) and NKU (2022) and has substantial multimedia experience in both the high school and college athletics markets. At NKU, Connelly focused his studies on Electronic Media and Broadcasting, while also pulling a minor in journalism to give him an extremely well-rounded communication base.
From the college side, Connelly brings a wealth of highly relevant expertise in various crucial roles to the team. He gained extraordinary experience as Assistant Sports Editor of The Northerner campus newspaper, Co-host of the NKU Sports Talk Radio Show and Producer of the NKU Weekly Entertainment Podcast.
As a community journalist, he served as a sports reporter for the Northern Kentucky Tribune, focusing mostly on the local high schools sports scene, which included delving into basketball coverage. Connelly has contributed to the HoriZone Roundtable in the past and is currently working as an editorial assistant with the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he continues to cover high school sports in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. As a community-based journalist, Connelly’s footprint continues to grow, and by lending his work to a less traditional, nonconventional format of electronic media his work will be seen not just locally, but regionally and nationally.
As the college hoops season draws to a close, NKU’s media duo will strive to learn each other’s style and churn out articles more frequently to keep the Northern Kentucky (and the Horizon League as a whole) fan base engaged. In doing so, the end goal will be to continually push out articles that truly give readers the stories behind the stories, the depth you likely won’t catch elsewhere. The tandem of Wical and Connelly sincerely feel they can both learn a lot from each other, lean on each other’s talents and produce HoriZone Roundtable pieces that will “pop” louder than before.