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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. 

Louisiana Defeats Gator Softball As UF Loses First Game Of Year

The 18th ranked University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns ended the second ranked Florida’s eight game win streak Sunday afternoon.  After Florida blanked Louisiana in a doubleheader on Saturday, the Gators were beaten 4-3 in 11 innings on Sunday. Florida Came Out Swinging The Gators (8-1) brought the heat early on. …

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Mets’ Manager Mickey Callaway Discusses Spring Training

The New York Mets named Mickey Callaway the 21st manager in team history in October 2017. The rookie manager traded in his navy blue, red and white jersey for an orange and blue one. He replaced Terry Collins, whose contract ended at the end of a disappointing 2017 season. The …

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No. 2 Gator Softball Defeats No. 18 Michigan and Georgia State

The second ranked Florida softball team added two more wins to their 2018 record, putting them at 3-0. Florida defeated No. 18 Michigan, 2-0, and Georgia State, 11-0, during the second day of the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament. Florida (3-0) vs. Michigan (2-1) The Gators handed Michigan their first loss of …

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NFL Combine: Six Gators Receive Invitations

The University of Florida will be well represented at the NFL Combine this year as six former Gators were chosen to participate in the event February 27-March 5 at Lucal Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.   Cornerback Duke Dawson, kicker Eddy Pineiro, defensive tackle Taven Bryan, wide receiver Antonio Callaway, safety …

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Blake Griffin: No Longer a “Clipper for Life”

The Los Angeles Clippers traded “Clipper-for-life” Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons Monday. He was traded for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and a first-round pick. Griffin signed a five-year, $173-million extension last summer. Griffin did not receive a no-trade clause in the new contract. “They made a big …

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LeBron Nears 30,000 Career Points

LeBron James is now only seven points away from claiming another career milestone. Tonight James can pass Kobe Bryant as the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers head to the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, hoping to come out with a …

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Arkansas Men’s Basketball Hopes for First Road Win at Florida

The University of Arkansas men’s basketball team faces the Florida Gators Wednesday night for their fourth road game. Both the Razorbacks and the Gators are 12-5 this season, although the Razorbacks are yet to win an away game. History The Razorbacks have lost 12 straight games in Gainesville. But on …

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Chicago Bears Hire Matt Nagy as Head Coach

The Chicago Bears hire Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, 39, as the 16th head coach in franchise history. The Bears interviewed six known candidates to fill John Fox’s position. The Bears met with Nagy on Sunday, one day after the Chiefs blew a 21-3 lead to the Tennessee Titans in …

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The Jacksonville Jaguars To Host The Indianapolis Colts For Rematch

The Jacksonville Jaguars (7-4) and the Indianapolis Colts (3-8) rematch Sunday December 3rd. Last Match-Up The two teams last met in Week 7 when the Jags blew out the Colts 27-0. According to Fox Sports, the Jaguars tied a franchise record with ten sacks and produced 518 yards offensively. That …

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SEC Football Preview: LSU hosts Arkansas

The No. 24 LSU Tigers (6-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) host the University of Arkansas Razorbacks (4-5, 1-4 SEC) in a noon game at Tiger Stadium. The two SEC West teams go head to head competing for the Golden Boot. This tradition between the rival teams has taken place since 1996, …

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