Brandon Goodwin is a multimedia producer for NBC News Digital, working specifically with the TODAY.com brand. He edits and produces visual content for desktop, mobile and tablet platforms as well as for social media. He runs the TODAY show Tumblr account, curating content targeted towards a younger audience. He also contributes to larger-picture issues within the NBC News digital experience, such as consumer and back-end experiences and workflow shifts to optimize output and results.
In the past, Brandon has worked for WLKY Channel 32 News in Louisville as a sports reporter, covering high school sports from seven counties in the Greater Louisville area. In addition, he freelanced for a local weekly newspaper, the Henry County Local.
Last summer, he interned for msnbc.com, helping to produce original multimedia reports with some of the nation’s leading multimedia journalists. He also edited photographs for the cover of MSNBC.com, and other NBC Universal websites and blogged for PhotoBlog, MSNBC’s photography blog dedicated to the best of photography and photojournalism.
During his Sophomore year at UK, he was the photo editor, multimedia director and web editor for the Kernel.
He interned at the Oklahoman in Oklahoma City for the local desk, writing local politics and urban development stories for the Sunday paper.
He is currently a student at the University of Kentucky as a journalism major focusing on visual storytelling and political science.
His work has been featured on the cover of msnbc.com, today.com, msn.com, ESPNU, The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World.
Awards and Activities:
- Placed top ten in Multimedia, William Randolph Hearst Journalism competition, 2011.
- First place for Best Photo Story, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association, 2011
- First place for Best Overall Web Site, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association, 2011
- Second place for Best Feature Picture, Kentucky Press Association, 2011
- Second place for Best Sports Picture Essay, Kentucky Press Association, 2011
- Second place for Best General News Picture, Kentucky Press Association, 2011
- Third place for Best News Photo, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association, 2011
- Third place for Best Portrait, Kentucky News Photographers Association, 2011
- Honorable mention for Best News Picture Story, Kentucky News Photographers Association, 2011
- Honorable mention for multimedia, Kentucky News Photographers Association, 2010
- Honorable mention for general news photography, Kentucky News Photographers Association, 2010
- Western Kentucky University Award of Excellence in Journalism.
- Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Scholar.
- First Place: Best Student-run Weekly Broadcast: (WCAT News), Western Kentucky University Journalism Competition.
- Second Place: Best Sports Package, Western Kentucky University Journalism Competition.
- Third Place: Best overall Daily Student Newspaper (The Kentucky Kernel), Society of Professional Journalists.
- Participant in “Picture Kentucky” workshop, 2010.
- Participatant in College Media Advisers “Main Street Stories” project, 2011 in Louisville, Ky.