My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a recent University of Iowa graduate. I was born and raised in Eagan, Minnesota. I am a double-major in Journalism and Sports Studies with a minor in Sport and Recreation Management.
Ever since middle school I've always been known for being actively involved outside of the classroom. In high school I was an avid choir student. I also spent time working with the theater department and other various student orgs. I got involved with my high school newscast, Eagan AM my junior year and from there my passion for journalism was born.
At Iowa I have continued to become involved outside of the classroom. I worked with the Big Ten Student U, Student Advancement Network as the VP of Communications and I was a multimedia journalist for Daily Iowan TV. I participated as a TA for the Passport Project First Year Seminar.
In my free time I enjoy going to concerts and binge-watching reality TV. I enjoy traveling and aspire to travel to as many countries as possible. If I could travel to any place in the world, I would choose Greece.
When I was younger, I loved to be the center of attention and to perform. Performing is something I've always loved, and I consider TV reporting as a related art form. In high school, I was fortunate enough to get a spot on my high school newscast, Eagan AM. When I graduated, I was saddened that the Eagan AM chapter of my life was coming to an end. I could only hope I would get another chance, such as the one I had with Eagan AM in high school.
I was fortunate enough to get a chance to be a part of the University of Iowa's newscast, Daily Iowan TV. I consider it a dream come true to be a part of DITV. It was a goal of mine to be a part of it, and once I found out I had been accepted, I was over the moon.
Through Eagan AM, I had the chance to film at the 2014 Red Bull Crashed Ice Tournament in St. Paul, MN. I also filmed at the 2013 and 2014 State Girls' Volleyball State Tournament, and the 2014 State Boys' Hockey Tournament.
At Iowa, I became a part of the Big Ten Student U. Through that, I worked events such as baseball, wrestling, volleyball, and women's basketball. I also did a variety of behind the scenes work, such as camera work, and the switchboard.
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