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The Columbus State sports information office has announced the addition of Tyler Crane to their staff. He arrives at CSU after spending six years at the University of South Florida in a variety of different roles.
Crane is currently a graduate student at the University of South Florida working on his Master’s degree in Mass Communications-Multimedia Journalism and joined the Sports Information Department at Columbus State University for the 2011-12 sports calendar, while he finishes his thesis on agenda setting by college football media voters.
His primary duties at Columbus State will include serving as the main media contact for the women’s basketball, baseball, cross country and track & field programs. He will also oversee the department’s multimedia productions and assist in the supervision of the office’s student-workers.
Prior to arriving in Columbus, he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications-Broadcast News at USF in the spring of 2007. During his time at USF Crane worked in the USF School of Mass Communications and at the University’s student-run radio station, Bulls Radio.
During the 2010-11 school year, the Tampa area native was the graduate assistant for a two-and-a-half minute newsbreak produced by USF undergraduate students. The Florida Focus newsbreak is an advance course in the USF School of Mass Communications, and airs on WUSF-TV in Tampa. Crane managed the content, edited scripts, and made sure the overall production quality of the newsbreak met WUSF-TV’s standards. He worked diligently with his students, offering them advice on news writing and helping them reach their full potential while helping the Florida Focus evolve from a basic newscast to a medium for creativity, growth and experience.
For most of his academic career, Crane also worked at Bulls Radio. In his time at the station, he served in a variety of roles including news and technical director of Bulls Radio, but his passion at the station was working in the Sports Department as the multimedia coordinator. Crane has broadcasted USF football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball, and baseball games for the station. He was also responsible for the multimedia sports content produced for the Bulls Radio website and the station’s social media platforms.