HU Alumna, Awarded Prestigious NABJ/ESPN Summer Internship

Hampton University alumna Raichele Privette (’18) is the recent recipient of the 2018 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)/ESPN Stuart Scott Internship.

The NABJ is the largest organization of journalists, students, and media related professionals of color. They are committed to strengthening the ties among young black journalists while expanding the number of journalists in management positions. ESPN and NABJ offer this summer internship in memory of Stuart Scott, who passed away in 2015, for his contributions to sports journalism. The awardee receives a $3500 stipend on behalf of ESPN and NABJ, a free trip to the 2018 NABJ Convention & Career Fair in Detroit, assigned a student reporter position for the Sports Task Force website and social media channel, and more.

“Raichele is doing amazing things in her life and there is no doubt that she will excel during this internship,” said Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. “While she is learning and soaking up new knowledge and guiding her future career, she’ll be representing our great institution, and the ideals and values she has learned during her tenure at Hampton University.”

During her tenure at Hampton University, Privette was profoundly involved with many programs to further advance her career and experience in the field of journalism. She was a producer, anchor and reporter for WHOV-TV 9 Scripps News Watch and reported for Hampton University’s Pirate Sports Network. In addition, Privette is a spring 2016 initiate of the Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She has devoted her time and dedication to organizations such as the Hampton University’s Student Recruitment Team and the NAACP. She completed her academic career graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University.

“I’m most excited about the opportunity to further develop my editing and production skills, as well as building relationships and gaining mentors with professionals in the industry,” said Privette. “I’m truly honored to be accepted into this internship and I will make sure that I represent Hampton University to the best of my abilities.”

Though Privette left a lasting legacy on the campus of Hampton University, this summer she will continue to create a new legacy while editing highlight videos, logging games, and various other activities for ESPN. She will be working in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment, while working closely with editors. Following her internship, Privette plans to attend Georgetown University to pursue a master’s degree in Journalism.

“Another bright Hampton Scripps’ rising star alum brightens the media landscape,” said DàVida Plummer, Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. “We applaud and congratulate Raichele on success and wish her much luck as we know she’ll go far.”



Raichele Privette




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