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Kate Venezio

Kate Venezio is a fourth-year telecommunication-news student at the University of Florida. Kate does it all: Behind the camera she captures emotional moments as a photographer for the University of Florida Athletic Association. She's comfortable being in front of the camera, too. Kate interviews players, coaches, fans and family members for pre- and post-game coverage as a beat reporter for ESPN Gainesville/WRUF-FM. In addition, Kate produces the sports segment for the weekly WUFT News program. There, she's responsible for writing the script in its entirety to include production commands. The presentation includes video highlights and interviews taped and edited, and Kate then live anchors the final package on a daily deadline. In addition, she writes stories for wruf.com where she informs sports fans of local, state, and national trending topics. Kate also utilizes social media as a tool to help get the stories in front of viewers. 

No. 6 Gator Softball Tops No. 8 Texas A&M

The Florida softball team (25-3, 5-2 SEC) extended their all-time series lead over the Aggies(29-5, 3-1 SEC) to 14-4 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium Saturday evening. The Gators opened the three-game series with a 6-1 win. In the Circle Kelly Barnhill (13-1) started in the circle for Florida and struck out …

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SEC Preview: No. 6 Gator Softball Hosts No. 8 Texas A&M

The Florida softball team squares off against Texas A&M for only the 17th time when the two teams meet Saturday through Monday in Gainesville.  The Gators still hold the all-time series lead 13-4. Texas A&M The Aggies have never won in Gainesville. Texas A&M (29-4) is undefeated in conference play …

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Jake Arrieta is a Phillie, Lance Lynn is a Twin

With Opening Day less than a month away, Major League Baseball kept track of the top 50 free agents. Out of 50 players, 48 of them have been signed. Those among the top ten were Jake Arrieta at No.5 and Lance Lynn at No. 8. Both pitchers signed this week. …

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Florida Softball Prepares for Judi Garman Classic

The Florida softball team will compete in five games at the Judi Garman Classic March 1-3 at California State University, Fullerton. The No. 2 Gators will face Loyola Marymount, Cal State Fullerton, Michigan State, Charlotte and No.8/9 Baylor. https://twitter.com/GatorsSB/status/969257799812202496 The 16-1 Gators are coming off a 6-0 win at the …

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Alabama Men’s Hoops Needs a Win

The University of Alabama men’s basketball team has had a rough past three games. The Crimson Tide took a trip to Rupp Arena, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats 71-81. The Tide battled their rival and No. 1 SEC team, Auburn University, losing 71-90. And then Alabama, having the …

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Gator Softball Sweeps the Aquafina Invitational

The Florida Gator softball team shut out Iowa State, 3-0, and Georgia Southern, 8-0, Sunday afternoon to close out the Aquafina Invitational at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators defeated four visiting teams 48-3 in six games. UF vs. Iowa State To start the final day of the Aquafina Invitation, …

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Gator Softball Defeats Maryland, Illinois State in Aquafina Invitational

The third-ranked Florida Gators defeated the University of Maryland, 7-2, and Illinois State, 10-1, Friday to open the Aquafina Invitational at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. For every Florida run scored this weekend in the tournament, Pepsi will plant a tree in the Gainesville community. The Gators scored 17 runs in Saturday’s …

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SEC Preview: LSU Basketball Hosts Vanderbilt

The Louisiana State Tigers (15-11, 6-8 SEC) look to gain their fifth straight win in Baton Rouge, as they host the Vanderbilt Commodores (11-16, 5-9 SEC) Tuesday night. This game is a rematch of LSU’s 71-77 loss to Vanderbilt in January, but LSU has yet to win a road game …

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