Profile: Elizabeth Venrick


Story and photo by Kiara Letcher, NewsNetNebraska

Erin Andrews of ESPN might want to be on the lookout because Elizabeth Venrick wants her job.

With a news-editorial major and political science minor, Venrick is eager to start her future as a journalist. She grew up in South Dakota, but decided to come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln more for the football team than anything else.

“I’m passionate about college football, and I wanted a school with a good team,” she said.

Venrick interned in Washington, D.C., where she met President Obama. She also interned with Minnesota Vikings, which she created a blog about this past summer. Other than becoming the next big thing in sports broadcasting, Venrick said, she would love to write for a magazine. She’s also obsessed with online media.

“Everyone wants to be me,” Venrick said, noting that she’s a people person who loves to have a good time and enjoys meeting new people.

She said her strongest skills are writing and speaking, which both come easy to her. She believes good broadcasters must be able to write and tell stories well.

And with all of those qualities, Venrick said she is hopeful she’ll be able to land a spot on ESPN in no time.

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