By Tamara Latta
I am a graduate of Cal State Los Angeles, where I received my bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. My heart, mind, body and soul are married to sports. There aren’t a lot of women in the sports writing world, so this column was a huge opportunity for me. I have been a fan of basketball since I was five years old. I dreamed about becoming a sports reporter/writer. After watching ESPN’s Sports Center for the last 10 years, I realized that my passion is sports.
I’m elated to bring my talents to the Signal Tribune. I will be your new sports writer in town. If you are a sports fanatic, get ready to ride this new and exciting sports journey with us.
Prior to coming to the Signal Tribune, I worked for the Los Angeles Sentinel covering professional basketball, football and baseball. I’ve had the privilege to interview some of the best players in sports. I knew my dream as a sports reporter had become true when I was able to interview Kobe Bryant, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.
I am a Southern California gal who grew up watching the Lakers and Dodgers. If you’re not a fan of sports, I guarantee that if you follow my column with the Signal Tribune, you’ll become a sports lover. The content will be very fun and organic. I will try my best to give you a different taste of sports every week. I have never been so anxious to start a new project.
I promise to give you the facts when reporting sports. I will hold myself to the highest standards of excellence. However, I want to please all of our readers, so if you ever feel I have failed, please let me know.