CBS Sports HQ, CBS's 24/7 digital sports network, launched on February 26, 2018, and Klein College of Media and Communication alumna Emily Milliron, KLN '17 (she/her), has been with them from the start.
Milliron started at the company as a digital line producer making sure the network was up-to-date with accurate, relevant news. Now, she is the manager of content strategy and oversees the department where she began.
"That was really cool, to kind of just grow with the company," Milliron said. "I felt immensely lucky to essentially be doing the same thing through this whole crazy year-and-a-half."
At CBS Sports HQ, Milliron works with four other Temple University alumni, including Zac DiMedio, KLN '18 (he/him). Milliron and DiMedio met in 2014 on the set of OwlSports Update.
"She's incredibly dedicated to her craft," DiMedio said. "That's just who she is as a worker and she's even better as a friend." He noted that Milliron is a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan, and he often has to calm her down when they watch games together. DiMedeo loves that working at CBS Sports HQ in Stamford, Connecticut has brought them closer together.
Milliron always knew she wanted to go into sports media. At OwlSports Update, she reported, anchored and produced while maintaining several internships in the field and attending classes.
As a freshman, she went to a sports broadcasting internship and career fair and was determined to find a new opportunity. That opportunity came in the form of an internship at SportsRadio 94WIP where she eventually ended up working as a promotions team member.
Milliron also interned at Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, now NBC Sports Philadelphia.
One of her favorite opportunities, however, was when she interned for College GameDay when they came to Philadelphia in 2015. She laughed as she remembered being a junior in college driving big ESPN talent like Sam Ponder and Kirk Herbstreit around the streets of Philadelphia.
After graduating from Temple, Milliron worked as a multimedia journalist at an NBC affiliate in Maine. There, she got to branch out into covering hard news, as well as into covering other professional teams; Milliron covered the New England Patriots playoff team before they eventually lost to her home team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in the Superbowl.
Milliron still feels a strong connection to her Temple roots. She has spoken to classes taught by Managing Director of Student Media John DiCarlo (he/him) and Faculty Advisor and Executive Producer of OwlSports Update Matt Fine (he/him).
Fine worked with Milliron at OwlSports Update and said she became a great mentor in the show's community. He loves that he has been able to keep in touch with her after she graduated.
"Emily was one of those students where the second she walked through the door you knew she was gonna be a big part of the organization," he said. "She could do pretty much anything she wants to."