Allen is loving his journey through the journalism world
Hometown: Atlanta G.A.
Minor: Political Science
Journalism aspirations: Network Anchor
Allen Devlin has always had a strong passion for communications and public speaking. With this, he knew early on that perusing a career in broadcasting would allow him to utilize his talent while doing something he loves; and helping others in the process. While his goal is to be on camera, Allen enjoys all of the accompanying aspects of journalism and the responsibility to accurately create a story in order to inform and entertain others, including creating, writing, researching, and speaking with those involved or affected.
Currently, Allen is working as a member of the Carolina News team, where he is getting hands on experience with all aspects of broadcast journalism, on and off the camera. Along with this, Allen is also gaining experience in using the web and social media as a vehicle for journalism.
Elementary school was Allen’s first experience with broadcasting, where he anchored his school’s morning news show. From that point forward he knew that broadcasting was something he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Now, almost 14 years later, he is continuing his journey with journalism in an attempt to reach his goals.
This past summer, Allen was given the opportunity to participate in his dream internship with WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked alongside some of his biggest inspirations in Jovita Moore and Fred Blankenship. This experience further opened his eyes to the world of journalism and better prepared him for the world beyond college. Currently, Allen is a member of the Carolina News team at the University of South Carolina, performing all duties and responsibilities in the newsroom.
Allen understands that he has a lot to learn, and there is always room for improvement. This is why he is constantly looking for new opportunities and going beyond his comfort zone as an aspiring journalist in order to ensure that he is taking full advantage of every opportunity.
Immediately following undergrad, Allen is hoping to persue a Master’s Degree in Journalism and then begin his professional career soon thereafter.