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Phone: 775-742-5868
Email: nruiz2013@gmail.com
Twitter: @NathanSRuiz

Welcome to my portfolio. I am a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, having earned degrees in sports media and sports management with a minor in marketing. I currently cover the San Diego Padres as an associate reporter for MLB.com

nathan-ruiz-editI grew up in Reno, Nevada, before my passion for baseball and journalism took me halfway across the country to Stillwater, Oklahoma.

I aspire to one day be a beat reporter covering a Major League Baseball team. Although baseball is certainly my forte, I am more than capable of covering football, basketball, golf, bowling and an array of other sports I have covered in the past.

During my time at OSU, I served in many roles for the O’Colly, the university’s independent student publication. After spending the fall semester as editor-in-chief, I served as social media editor and the head of our investigative team. I was also the paper’s sports editor and content director. I was previously a staff writer starting my freshman year, serving as a news reporter and covering baseball, football and men’s basketball during my time with the O’Colly.

Before my work this summer with MLB.com, I was a desk intern for The Dallas Morning News for the summer of 2016, editing copy, writing headlines and designing pages for the paper’s A section, metro section, business section and sports section, including in the wake of the July 7 police ambush. I spent the previous two summers as an intern in the sports departments of the Reno Gazette-Journal, covering local teams and athletes, and The Oklahoman, designing pages and editing copy.

My byline has also appeared in the Kansas City StarTulsa WorldStillwater NewsPress and Mail (Oregon) Tribune.

Be sure to check the “Writing Samples,” “Page Design Samples” and “Multimedia Samples” tabs to see some of the work I have done. My resume is available for viewing, as well.

You can contact me by email at nruiz2013@gmail.com or by phone at 775-742-5868.

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