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Zack Rickens

Sports Reporter & Anchor
Knoxville, Tenn.

Zack Rickens is a Sports Reporter and Anchor for WVLT News.

The award-winning journalist who joined the WVLT team in September. He comes to Knoxville after spending two years covering sports in Monroe, Louisiana. Zack began his broadcasting career covering rodeo and 8-man football in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Originally from Central Pennsylvania, Zack realized in high school the only future he had in sports would be watching and reporting from the sidelines.

Zack attended Penn State University where he gained invaluable experience covering sports for the Emmy Award-winning Centre County Report. While in school, Zack was nominated for and won two 2015 Mid-Atlantic College Emmy Awards and a Pennsylvania Associated Press award for Best Sports Photography.

Zack is thrilled to bring his love for football to the heart of SEC country and can’t wait to report on Tennessee athletics and all the high school athletes that make area sports so appealing.

Education
  • Penn State University
  • Broadcast Journalism
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