The Clemson Insider is thrilled to announce Alex Dodd has joined our staff as an intern to help with writing and video assignments.
Dodd is a graduate of Travelers Rest (S.C.) High School and begins his college journey this fall at Clemson University. Despite his youth, Dodd has accumulated a wealth of experience in sports broadcasting and journalism since he was 12-years old.
In December of 2010, when he was in the 6th grade, Dodd received an iPod for Christmas. Within a week he launched the “Dodd Sports Network” a video blog consisting of recaps, highlights, and previews of local teams. Within a year he received credentials to the HBCU Baseball Classic at Fluor Field, Greenville Drive Baseball, and Furman Athletics. Over the next few years he expanded his reach to Clemson baseball, the ACC Football Kickoff, and the ACC baseball tournament.
“We are very excited to bring Alex on board at TCI,” said publisher Robert MacRae. “We have known Alex for a long time now and we have seen his work firsthand at ACC Media Days and in the baseball press box at Clemson. He is a very self-driven young man that will bring a lot to the table at TCI.”
In 2014, Dodd helped with the launching of the “Devildog Sports Network.” There he did play-by-play for men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, and football games. He also gained experience in marketing and ad sales.
In February 2016 he launched the “Alex Dodd Show” on 1580 WDAB in Travelers Rest. The show began as a 30 minute program and grew to a 2-hour segment on Saturday mornings. The show gained access to radio row at the ACC Football Kickoff last year.
Alex is also heavily involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes where he interned this summer among many other things.
“Alex is an up-and-coming star in the business, and we are excited to have him,” MacRae said.