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Cory Mageors

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Cory Mageors switched gears from radio to Web to TV during three internships before graduating in December 2010. But it wasn’t a challenge for Mageors to adapt to three different platforms, which included ESPN Radio, ESPNDallas.com and KDFW Fox 4. He knew versatility was the future of journalism when he started the journalism program at UNT.

“I went into it thinking I need to learn how to do video, I need to learn how to do radio, I need to learn how to write better and do Web,” he said.

Like many others, Mageors recognizes there is a dynamic media environment.

“The world is changing,” he said. “The entire way that we deliver media to people is changing, and I want to be able to do all of it to give the readers, the viewers, to give them the media in any form that I can.”

During his internship at ESPN Radio, he gathered audio at Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys games for The Ben Skin Show. Over at ESPNDallas.com, he posed questions to fans about pro sports football teams in the Dallas area for a video program called “Fan Speak.” And he mainly gathered audio and video for the cameraman at FOX 4. He also did some reporting and editing for the station’s Sports Sunday Show.

Overall, he enjoyed the versatility of his experiences.

“It was a blast,” he said. “The whole summer was just awesome.”

He began his journalism career at Star Community Newspapers, which owns the Plano Star-Courier and the Allen American. He first worked as a news reporter for the Plano Star-Courier and the Allen American before becoming a sports reporter for both publications. He later was the company’s web producer.

Mageors transferred from Richland Community College to UNT. He chose UNT because he heard its journalism program had a good reputation, and it was close to his home in Dallas.

“The journalism program, I was told, by a number of people was the best,” he said.

He said Mayborn faculty member Nann Goplerud was a tremendous influence.

“I came to her wide-eyed wanting to do a lot,” he said. “She helped me narrow my focus. And every step of the way, she has pointed me in the right direction.”

While his dream to write a sports column became a reality, Mageors wants to keep learning, keep expanding. 

“I’d like to write on one side, be able to roll over and be an expert, and parlay that into a broadcast career, where I could have a show,” he said.

He was a recipient of the David T. Lane Scholarship and the C.E. Shuford Scholarship.

Mageors is currently Co-Host of the K&C Masterpiece, a Saturday and Sunday mid-morning show for KRLD-FM.

The (Mayborn) journalism program, I was told by a number of people, was the best.