About Josh

My name is Josh VanKlompenburg, and I am a sports media enthusiast!

I am currently employed at the Marshall Independent as a part-time sports writer. The Independent is a daily paper in southwest Minnesota with a 12-school coverage area and an estimated circulation of 7,500. Many nights, my primary duties are to answer phone calls and type up briefs on the area games for our 11 p.m. deadline. I also have experience covering NCAA Division II games.

I graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with a major in Speech Communication: Radio/TV, and a minor in Writing. During my academic career, I worked at the on-campus TV station KSSU-TV in various behind-the-scenes roles, which included writing and proofing on-air copy. I also wrote for the school newspaper, the SMSU Spur, for one academic year, primarily in the sports department.

To view my portfolio of work at the Marshall Independent and SMSU Spur, click on the following links:

-Writing Portfolio (Marshall Independent, Feb. 2014 – Present)
-Writing Portfolio (SMSU Spur, Oct. 2007 – Dec. 2008)

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