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Brett Kurland, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Sports Programs

Email: bkurland@asu.edu
Office: Room 204G
Phone: 602.496.5134

Curriculum Vitae

Cronkite News - Phoenix Sports Bureau, JMC 478, MCO 570
Multimedia Sports Reporting, MCO 598

Brett Kurland is an Emmy Award-winning sports producer and multimedia entrepreneur with more than 16 years of experience producing content across a variety of platforms, ranging from mobile phones to broadcast television networks. Kurland’s work has included documentaries, features, live events and studio shows for networks, including ESPN, CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, FOX Sports Net and NHL Network. He also helped lead development of the first-ever made for mobile original sports video content for Sprint in 2006.

Kurland originally joined the Cronkite School as a faculty associate in 2012. As a faculty associate, he taught the school’s sports writing class as well as co-leading Cronkite’s Multimedia Sports Reporting: Covering Spring Training class, guiding students in coverage of the Cactus League for media partners, including MLB.com, The Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and U-T San Diego. Kurland also created and is currently teaching the Covering the Super Bowl class, which features students producing multimedia content for Sports Illustrated, NFL.com, FOX Sports Arizona and The Arizona Republic as the Valley prepares to host Super Bowl XLIX in February.

Kurland earned his undergraduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he was sports director of both the campus radio station (WNUR-FM) and the campus television news program (Northwestern News Network). He received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, with majors in media management, entrepreneurship and innovation, and marketing. While at Kellogg, he won the Lee M. Hague Memorial Award, a grant for research into emerging facets of media.

Kurland has won a National Sports Emmy Award, four Telly Awards and a W3 Award, as well as receiving Webby Award and Emmy Award nominations.