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Posted: 10:19 am EDT May 20, 2009 Updated: 10:23 am EDT May 20, 2009
After stops in Florida, Arizona and Texas, Autumn Sam
is happy to return to the "Peach State."
A graduate of Norcross High School, Autumn was a two-time Georgia All-State selection and played basketball at Clemson University.
Upon graduation, Sam worked as an assistant women's basketball coach at Liberty University and Georgia State University.
Including an ACC Championship won with the Tigers, Sam
has racked up four conference titles and has made five NCAA tournament appearances during her
tenure on the hard court.
Autumn got her start in broadcasting as host of the Women's Basketball Show at Florida State University, where she served as a graduate assistant for the women's basketball team.
She has also worked as a color analyst covering Conference USA women's basketball, and has done play-by-play for girls' basketball on MetroSports.
Prior to joining the WSB Sports Team, Sam worked as a weekend sports anchor/reporter at KVIA in El Paso, Texas.
won an AP award for Best Sports Coverage at KSWT
in Yuma, Arizona.
most proud of completing all 26.2 miles of the San Diego Rock 'N Roll marathon in 2005.
not the only athlete in the family.
brothers P.K. and Lorne were standout athletes at Buford High School
, and both currently play in the NFL.
Autumn earned a B.A. in English from Clemson University, and a M.S. in Sports Management from Florida State University, but learned the fundamentals of broadcasting while taking courses at the Florida A&M School of Journalism.
Autumn is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The National Association of Black Journalists.
El Paso has quite a Sam ...
El Paso has quite a Sam connection, and I don't mean Sam's Club ... Lorne Sam is a quarterback for the UTEP Miners, and a darn good one … His sister, Autumn Sam, is a sportscaster at KVIA-TV Channel 7, and a darn good one … Now comes Beau Bagley, who used to be Autumn Sam's boss at a TV station in Yuma, Ariz.
...El Paso has quite a Sam connection, and I don't mean Sam's Club ... Lorne Sam is a quarterback for the UTEP Miners, and a darn good one … His sister, Autumn Sam, is a sportscaster at KVIA-TV Channel 7, and a darn good one … Now comes Beau Bagley, who used to be Autumn Sam's boss at a TV station in Yuma, Ariz.
...They're Bagley and Edward Egros (fresh out of college) at KTSM-TV Channel 9, Raul Martinez and Autumn Sam at KVIA-TV Channel 7 and John Engleman and Jessica Moran at KDBC-TV Channel 4 … … Engleman would be the "graybeard" of the sports directors at 33.
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