Along with the recent relocation of NLL Productions from Oakville, Ontario to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the National Lacrosse League has announced the addition of three new members of the team to complement the upgraded, new space. The NLL Productions studio is now on-site at the NLL League office in downtown Philadelphia, allowing the staff to provide more behind-the-scenes content to fans from the league office and teams. Joining the NLL Productions staff are Renee Washington, Devan Kaney, and Richard Owens.
Renee Washington, an On-Air talent, Producer, and Editor is a Columbus, New Jersey native with degrees from both La Salle University and Lehigh University. At La Salle, Renee studied Public Relations with a double minor in Spanish and Psychology while playing soccer and running track. She then received a Masters of Business Administration in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University. Renee’s time working in sports dates back to her tenure at Lehigh where she was a Graduate Assistant for the Women's Soccer team. After attaining her M.B.A., for two years Renee then worked as a sports multimedia journalist and news anchor for Gatehouse Media and covered The Intelligencer, the Bucks County Courier Times, and the Burlington County Times. Renee most recently was a journalist, anchor, and host with SNJ Today as well as the host of her own show: South Jersey Speed.
Devan Kaney, originally from Villanova, Pennsylvania, will be joining Renee as an On-Air Host. Devan comes to the NLL from Newsy in Chicago, where she served as Host and Producer of the national network's first morning news program for the past year. She previously worked for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Lionsgate, and William Morris Endeavor. Kaney received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Media Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 and a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from American University in 2016. Throughout her time in school, Devan held various positions in sports broadcasting; interning for CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Washington, and Comcast-Spectacor.
Richard Owens is the NLL Production’s new Producer and Editor, a new position added by NLL Productions this season. Rich graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014 with a degree in Print Journalism. After graduating, Rich worked for three years as an Associate Producer at NFL Films where he contributed to NFL Blitz, Hard Knocks, and The NFL Films Podcast. In 2016, Rich also created and operated a business that focused on improving the online presence of local small businesses.
“We are excited to have Renee, Devan, and Rich be a part of the NLL Productions team to even further enhance our fan experience for the 2018-2019 season by elevating content, offering a depth of experience, and producing more content,” said NLL Chief Marketing Officer Ashley Dabb.
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