Communication Student Gets TV Experience Thanks To Summer Internship At ABC Affiliate

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2011 – Tyler Lippard, a rising junior majoring in communication with a minor in sports management at High Point University, had a busy summer getting broadcast experience thanks to his internship in the sports department at WTVD, the ABC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham.

Lippard says he had the opportunity to edit film that appeared on the 6 and 11 p.m. news. Some of the film editing included coverage from the Stanley Cup, the World Cup, NASCAR events and the NBA Finals. He also joined the videographer on location at the ACC Baseball Tournament, as well as the Regional College World Series.

One of Lippard’s biggest projects included the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Naismith Awards, held at the Progress Energy Center in Raleigh. He also attended the ACC Football Media Day in Pinehurst, N.C., where he assisted in a press conference of all the ACC football head coaches.

He says his courses at HPU really helped him during his internship experience. Previous communication courses such as studio production, audio production, mediated communication systems, and TV Texts and Contexts prepared him to work in a television studio environment.

“This internship has allowed me to put the skills I’ve learned at HPU into practice,” says Lippard. “Being a part of sports broadcasting has always been a dream of mine. This experience has given me clarity that I have selected the correct major and career path.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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