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From SEU to Super Bowl 50

Two-time Emmy Award winner and SEU alum Caleb Kinchlow was at the forefront of the action at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, as he reported and filmed for CBN Sports from San Francisco, California.

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“I have covered the World Series and Final Four and interviewed celebrities,” Caleb said, “but nothing is quite like the Super Bowl, not to mention it being the 50th!”

Though certainly a dream come true for any media representative, covering the Super Bowl is also “quite a challenge,” according to Caleb. “Imagine hundreds of media from across the country literally pushing and shoving to get a sound bite for their stories in a short amount of time. It’s a rush of excitement, but you also feel the pressure because if you don’t get what you need, there will not be another opportunity — and the company spent money for you to be there.”

Since graduating from SEU in 2008 with a degree in broadcasting, Caleb has worked both in front of and behind the camera all across the U.S., including interviewing Lecrae, T.D. Jakes and Miss America 2012, among other prominent individuals, as well as hosting for the Emmy Award-winning NASA 360 and Digital Download series and filming several major sporting events, including two Super Bowls and the 2015 NCAA Final Four.

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Caleb credits the hands-on training he received at SEU as playing a key role in his career success. “Having the skills of running a chapel news camera, being able to edit and, of course, hosting RAW TV have helped me not only to be more marketable but also to better understand what it takes to work on a team and get the job done.”

His most important piece of advice for communication students is to “take advantage of every area of production SEU has to offer. Even if it’s not a job you necessarily want to do in the future, get involved because the industry has changed so much in terms of skill set.”

Click here to watch more of Caleb’s story.