Our media guest on the PodUp this Monday happens to be the first female Sports Director for over the air channel in the state of Florida Alison Posey is the sports Director, weekday sports reporter & Weekend sports anchor at WTXL in Tallahassee.
Posey was born in Tallahassee to FSU alumni but raised in Gainesville under the shadow of the University of Florida. She bleeds both Orange & Blue , as well as Garnet & Gold.
Posey graduated from the University of Florida in May 2010 with a B.S. in Telecommunications. She lives, sleeps, and breathes sports. High school, JUCO, Division I, Professional. She loves finding out the stories behind the athlete: who they are, where they came from. Her passion for sports reflects on every cast she writes, every highlight she reads, and every story she tells.
Posey grew up an athlete, playing basketball & softball in high school, and earned a softball scholarship to St. Johns River Community College out of high school. There, she suited up at the 2nd base for 2 years, earning her AA & earning Academic All-American status. She then continued her education at the University of Florida, where she played for UF’s Club Softball team. Alison won an NCSA World Series title with the team in 2010.
Covering sports for Alison isn’t just a job: it’s a passion. As a former collegiate athlete, Alison understands what it takes to be an athlete, and that drive and dedication reflect on the way she does her job.
From covering collegiate National Champions to High School State Champions to the littlest of athletes winning the baseball World Series, Alison demonstrates the same attention to any athlete- big or small.
Alison is happy to be making history and happier to do it at WTXL, as she is the first female Sports Director in the state of Florida. She is excited to cover High School, College & more…
Shane and Alison will discuss the status of college football, high school sports, Gators & reminisce her time at UF’s School of Journalism.