Life in UF’s College of Journalism

These past two years and half have been absolutely amazing in UF’s College of Journalism and Communications. Getting into the news program here at UF was a dream come true. Ever since high school, I knew that the CJC was my number one choice to achieve my dreams of being a sports anchor and reporter.


Life as a journalist here at UF, can be best summed up as sleepless nights, living in Weimer and getting so much valuable experience.

The CJC has opened the door to so many opportunities. I have had the chance to get involved with what I love to do,as an undergrad. I have had the chance to broadcast for both TV and radio.

I was able to start my journalism career, as a news and sports broadcaster for the Radio Reading Service. A station for the visually impaired in North Central Florida. I had the opportunity to broadcast in Spanish for the Spanish segment of WUFT-FM, Noticias. I had the chance to interview former Gator and Miami Heat player Mike Miller, NBC meteorologist John Morales and many more. This was something I never imagined would happen, I am beyond grateful.


The College of Journalism and Communications has allowed me to write and report on Gators sports and professional sports. I have been able to get involved with ESPN radio and GatorVision, where I’ve done live updates, highlights, gripped, worked the cameras and much more.

This college has also given me the chance to anchor on live television as a health anchor for WUFT-TV.

Something that I enjoy so much about our college is CMIR. It gives every student a great environment to study, work on projects and interact with other students. From the Innovation Newsroom, to the AHA! Lab, Weimer has it all!


Some of my works from this college:ESPN radio stories


UF news TV and radio station: WUFT-FM and WUFT-TV

 Center for Media and Innovation and Research UF’s CJC CMIR


Awesome sports blogs to follow…

If you are a sports fanatic like me, make sure to follow Dana blog. She will give you the latest on her experience’s as a sports intern at TV20, where I used to intern for sports as well.

If you want to get the latest from the world of sports, especially NASCAR, make sure to follow Tori‘s blog. She’s one of my talented friends that I met back in high school during my pageantry days.

For more sports… make sure to take a look at my friend, Jason‘s blog,he will share his insightful take on sports.

Some other blogs to follow…

I have some awesome friends that have some great blogs that you should follow…

If you are thinking of making an amazing dinner. Or you are in the mood to make a  delicious dessert…Make sure to check out Myesha ‘s blog. She has such great and easy recipes to satisfy your tummy!

If you are a fitness lover like me, you definitely want to keep up to date with Kevin‘s blog. He will give you the do’s and don’t for your workouts.

Even though one of my friends is known for his love for sports. (GO HEAT) Shane knows some of the best food places in town . Read his blog for what places you should check out if you are in Gville.


Eneisy’s resume

Eneisy Rodriguez


Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication, news track                          Fall 2014

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl Minor in Dance and Sports Management


News Intern, GTN News (NBC9, CBS4, My11,MeTV affiliate ) January 2012-May 2012

  • Write VOs for the newscast
  • Use Social News Desk to update the station’s Twitter and Facebook with breaking news and general news
  • Write readers to be used for the newscast
  • Attend morning meetings and discuss my news story ideas
  • Shadow reporters on the field, assisting them with interviews, footage for their stand-ups
  • Retrack stories and edit using Final Cut Pro
  • Create VOSOTs for the cast
  • Do my own trial stand-ups on the field
  • Research news

UF Teacher Assistant, Weimer Welcome Class

  • This class is an introductory course of about 16 students, mostly freshmen that provides them knowledge of the opportunities within the college and outside of the university.
  • Teach the class on my own when the professor couldn’t attend
  • Grade papers and assignments
  • Assist in the creation of the class syllabus
  • Communicate with the students via email and through a Facebook group
  • Bring in speakers for the class on different organizations, opportunities in the college and outside stations
  • Mentor the students, by helping them with their academic plan for their future in the College of Journalism

Sports Reporter and Gator Gymnastics Beat Reporter, ESPN 850/900AM    July 2012-present

  • Cover gymnastics meets by attending all the home meets,interviewing gymnasts and the coach and writing a web story
  • write features for the web on Gator, professional and college sports with soundbites using WordPress
  • broadcast live 1-2 minute sports updates on Gator, professional and high school sports
  • cut up sound from press conferences and interviews
    • Through social media keep the North Central Community aware of the events of the Gaineville Fashion Week

News and Sports intern, TV20 WCJB (ABC Affiliate) August 2012-December 2012

  • In the news side, shadow reporters by going out in the field and watching them do their packages or VOs
  • Shadow the producers
  • See how the show is run in the master control room
  • Videotape b-roll and stand ups for the reporters
  • Done trial stand ups
  • Done the lower thirds/graphics for the reporters
  • Intern night side as well as during the day
  • For sports, shadow the sports anchors and producers
  • Go out with the sports cameraman to the football games and shadow them
  • Write plays during the high school football games
  • For the sports overtime show that covers high school football, call coaches and receive calls and get all the scores of the games
  • Do the sports graphics/lower thirds for the games
  • Write down key points from interviews/ plays

Sports Volunteer, GatorVision                                         August 2012-present

  • Attend football and basketball press conferences
  • Videotape player and coach interviews
  • Grip during the Gator football games
  • Create basketball highlights of the starters to appear on the game video boards
  • Assist with sports features that are aired on Sunsports

Basic Five Course for First at Five live broadcast of WUFT News (PBS Affiliate) March 2013-present

  • A volunteer experience for shadowing all the production positions such as Associate Producer, Producer, camera operations and all the others.
  • We get hand on experience on all the positions

News Anchor/Reporter/Sports Reporter/Producer, Noticias WUFT 89.1 FM (Spanish radio in North Central Fl-NPR) May2012-August 2012

  • Supervise the reporter and writers
  • Create WRAPs on deadline
  • Make PSAs one of them being with meteorologist John Morales from NBC Miami and for sports interviewed Miami Heat player Mike Miller
  • Edit the show with Adobe Audition and add music
  • Create a rundown with the news stories being covered for the show
  • Write sports readers and create sports WRAPS on deadline
  • Do corrections to the readers that were received
  • Broadcast as an anchor for the show
  • Contact through email and phone calls for interviews

News Reporter, WUFT 89.1 FM   (NPR Affiliate )                      May 2012-December 2012

  • Contact through phone to create interviews
  • Create WRAPS on deadline
  • Create Frontpage works that are posted on the web
  • Go out in the field and interview people

News Writer, Noticias WUFT 89.1 FM                                                         Mar 2012-May 2012

  • Wrote weekly readers that were due on deadline in Spanish that are going to be used  for the summer show

 Employer Development student assistant, UF Career Resource Center          Aug 2011-May 2012

  • Identified new and inactive employers by making phone calls, sending emails and doing online research for possible job opportunities and internships for the UF students
  • Helped create the event, International Development Career Networking Day, by talking to employers through phone and email so they can attend. This event created opportunities for students to obtain internships and jobs in organizations that specialize in the area of international development.
  • Assisted in events hosted by the CRC such as the Career Showcase

Radio Broadcaster, UF Radio Reading Service On topic, Newsprint, and Sports                                                    June 2011-December 2011

  • § Selected the news stories that were going to be aired
  • § Worked with regulating the production side by working the sound board
  • § Hosted the morning show of the newsprint section of this radio
  • § A volunteer for the cause of sending out the news for the North Central Florida occupants that are visually impaired


2013 Committee Spirit Chair, UF’s Relay for Life                                    May 2012-present

  • A chair for an event that has over 1000 students in attendance
  • Present PowerPoint during meetings
  • Organize charts with the different teams from the University of Florida that are participating and keeping up with their spirit points
  • Create a spirit point system to be used before Relay and during the actual event
  • Work with the other committee chairs to help keep track of the different teams
  • Last year attended the 17 hour event with Dancin’ Gators and raised money
  • Attend Captain meetings to track points
  • Attend Committee and Chair meetings to discuss plans for event
  • Table to promote awareness of the event and cancer
  • Create a Committee Flash Mob
  • Assist a year with the plans of the event
  • The day of the 18 hour event, keep people pumped by getting dressed up for the different Spirit Laps and keep high energy
  • Represent the American Cancer Society during the event the day of, by directing people, answering their questions and making sure everything is in order
  • Raised $224 this year
  • Assist with the event activities

Morale Staff and Dancer, UF Dance Marathon                                                            January 2012-present

  • Danced and stayed on my feet for 26.8 hours to benefit kids from the Children’s Miracle Network Shand’s hospital
  • Raised $350 for the cause last year
  • working as staff of the event this year, energize the participants during the event
  • dress up and assist with the event activities

2013-2014 E-Board Historian, 2013 E-Board: Publicity Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Logistics Relay Committee Dancin’ Gators                                                 August 2011-present

  • an E-board member for an over 300 member club
  • Attended  weekly dance practices plus weekend competition practices (styles include pointe, jazz, boyywood and much more)
  • leader of a group of dancers for 3 semesters
  • Attend community service events such as March for Babies, Relay for Life
  • create the show programs using InDesign
  • Attend weekly e-board meetings
  • Go to local businesses and ask them to buy ads
  • Advertise club events, shows, and performances with flyers, ads and through announcements and social media
  • Advertise to the members the different activities going on with the club and ads that they can purchase
  • Use social media to create Facebook events and promote our performances and events

Gymnast, UF RecSports Gymnastic Club                                                      August 2012-present

  • Attend weekly practices
  • Attend monthly meetings

Member, Hispanic Communication Association (HCA)                                      January 2012 – present

  • Attend meetings to learn about news reporting career paths
  • Had the opportunity to meet numerous people working in the field of telecommunication
  • § A mentor of the mentor-mentee program of the club to help a freshman get involved within the college and overall with the telecommunication major

Relay for Life Committee, mentor and member, National Broadcasting Society (NBS) January 2012-present

  • Meet different individuals that are in the field
  •  Attend community service events such as the Breast Cancer Walk
  • Help plan and organize fundraisers for the club’s involvement with Relay for Life
  •  a big for the mentoring program; helping my little with future plans in the college and advice for the broadcasting industry

Miss Miami Tropic Teen USA 2009 competed in Miss Florida Teen USA October 2009

  • Competed with other girls in the teen category for the crown
  • Was Miss Hialeah Teen USA 4th runner up in 2009
  • Competed in the state level at Miss Florida Teen USA 2011 where there were interviews, swimwear and gown competitions
  • Attended other pageants and events as a speaker
  • Attended community service events
  • Attended parades
  • Modeled in runways


Language: Spanish (Fluent), French (conversational)

Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, Social Media, Public Speaking, Blogging, Writing


Sample of my works: Reporting FaceBook pg


Greg Oden in Tonights Game Against the Pelicans

Greg Oden played in the second quarter of tonight’s Heat game against the New Orleans Pelicans after 4 years of not playing. He has been recovering from a long-term chronic knee.

It wasn’t certain that he was going to play at all in tonight’s game.

He’s been practicing with the team, but after one practice his left knee got swollen. Coach Erik Spoelstra says he doesn’t want to rush Oden this season because of those reasons.

The Heat will face the Nets on Friday at 7:30 pm on NBA TV.

Stats Box Scores

Heat vs Pelicans Photos

To catch more sports…Everything Sports

A Basketball Player Fighting Through Adversity

Zach Hodskins didn’t let one adversity impede him from going for his dreams.

Hodskins was born without the lower part of his left arm. With just one hand, this basketball player shoots from 3 point-land and dribbles around the court like any other player.

Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan decided that he will be a great addition to the Gator basketball team this season. Hodskins got selected specifically as a preferred walk on.

A preferred walk-on slot means Hodskins will be guaranteed to make the roster, but will not be eligible to receive a full scholarship.

He thinks that his hard work definitely paid off.

He told ESPN “I kind of understood my path in life, you know, God wanted me to do this and I fell in love with basketball and I just took it all the way. I never gave up and that’s how I reach out to kids.”

Check out his high school Highlights

For more college and professional sports…Everything Sports

Heat’s Preseason Loss to the Wizards

Miami had their first loss of the preseason, yesterday. The Washington Wizards defeated Miami 100-82.

The spotlight was on former Gator basketball player, Bradley Beal. He scored 29 pts. He was 4 for 8 from three-point land and 10 for 15 on the paint.

Miami tried to bring the heat on the road.  King James had two consecutive slams during the second quarter. James went for a reverse dunk and then a one-handed dunk from an alley-oop from Bosh.

James finished with 10 pts. Wade and Battier each gave the team 14 points each.

The two-time defending champions will take on the Nets tomorrow at 8pm.

Photos: Heat vs. Wizards

Game Stats: Box Score

Check out more from the world of sports…Everything Sports

Painkillers is the Solution for Most Gymnasts

Painkillers are commonly used for headaches. But did you know these pills are common for a certain group of athletes?

Most gymnasts use painkillers on a daily basis. Studies show gymnasts use painkillers, such as Ibuprofen, frequently.  The majority take them after they finish their intense practices or even after meets.

With so much physical strength needed for this sport, there are several aches, pain and injuries that gymnasts have to go through. Unfortunately certain circumstances,such as having a meet the following day can cause gymnasts to turn to these pills.

Studies show that taking painkillers after exercise can increase your chances of getting the negative side effects that come with these medications. Painkillers can cause ulcers, stomach bleeding, liver problems and other complications.

I further wanted to investigate this study so I wrote an investigative piece (the video on this page)  showing why gymnasts find painkillers to be their remedy and what negative effects it could have on their bodies and their performance.

I interviewed two Gator gymnasts, a gymnastic coach at the local North Central Florida YMCA, a parent and a pharmacotherapy professor.

Check out my investigative story to see why there’s a correlation between painkillers and gymnasts and what are the cons of drinking these pills every day.



Gators Hit the Road to Face the Wildcats

The Gators came out alive last week at the swamp. But they lost one important part of the team, starting quarterback Jeff Driskel.

After just one quarter, Driskel broke his right leg. With an injury of this magnitude, he is out for the entire rest of the season. One redshirt junior came in to save the Gators, Tyler Murphy. He rushed for a 84  yards and went 8-14 in passes.

With a new quarterback, the Gators will have to adjust their offense to work with Murphy’s ability on the field. Against the Volunteers he showed an incredible performance. But will he be able to shine against the Wildcats?

The swamp before the game started.

The swamp before the Gators hosted the Volunteers.

Kickoff is at 7pm on Saturday.

Gymnasts Use of Painkillers

Most gymnasts suffer from numerous injuries and pains on a daily basis. Some of the most common include: stress fractures, back pains and shin splints. But did you know that there most common solution for them is to drink painkillers on a frequent basis?

Usually these are over-the-counter painkillers, like ibuprofen, aspirin and others.  With the rigorous training that gymnasts have to go through, they feel the necessity to go to these pills as their remedy.

But some gymnast actually don’t find this to be the solution. Former Olympian and Gator gymnast Marissa King, says that she tries to avoid painkillers as much as possible. She says they are highly discouraged by her team’s coaching staff.

But King says it’s common for her teammates that have had surgeries to use them on a daily basis.  And she mentioned how some athletes use some painkillers such as Tylenol PM to sleep through the night because they twitch in their sleep.

Interview with Marissa King

Interview with Marissa King

Studies show that high use of anti-inflammatory medicines can cause long-term affects such as ulcers, damage to the liver and intestines as well as stomach bleeding. You are more prone to this side effects when taking these medications combined with exercise.