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"Bryan brought drive, initiative, professionalism and multimedia know-how to his work at the N&O. He was ready for any kind of assignment and he didn't wait for one to come his way; he pitched story ideas and paid attention to what was coming up. On assignment, he didn't need to be told to tweet, take pictures, shoot video, Periscope, record audio for our podcast - the list goes on. And he always found out what he could do to improve his story, which is how he ended up interviewing Donald Trump one-on-one.
-Jordan Schrader, Raleigh News & Observer, Capitol Editor
"Bryan is dedicated to the craft of reporting and willing to cover stories anytime and anywhere. He's a gifted writer who understands what makes a news story worth telling, and in turn, makes it compelling for readers."
-Madison Taylor, Burlington Times-News, Executive Editor
"He is detailed-oriented and demands quality from himself and others. He takes initiative and he is passionate about his work. He sparkles with enthusiasm. He is serious about the importance of excellent journalism in furthering the best goals for the future of society, and thus it is his chosen profession."
-Janna Anderson, Elon University, Communications Professor and Director of the Imagining the Internet Center
"Without question, Bryan would be an asset to any organization. He is constantly taking on new challenges to further his education. Whether this is at Elon or in the business world, he always produces great results for whoever he is representing. I would recommend Bryan for any position he is interested in. He will find a way to be great at it."
-Tim Vangel, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Assistant General Manager
"Bryan was an integral part of my Production Department during his internship with the Grasshoppers. Of his many qualities, a few stand out. He has great attention to detail, ability to multi-task in a hectic environment and a get-it-done mentality. He does a fantastic job whether he is operating equipment in the production room, shooting and editing video projects, conducting player interviews, or working around the office creating graphics for our use. Bryan created entertaining and interactive content for large crowds of fans and never let me down with his performance."
-Shawn Russell, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Production Director
"Bryan is a hustler. He is a dogged reporter, who tracks down sources and pursues stories with vigor, enthusiasm and passion. In my time at Elon, I’m not sure I’ve met a student with as much reporting energy as Bryan. Simply, he loves the chase, and he wants to hold people in power accountable to their constituencies. But make no mistake, Bryan is also a caring and careful journalist. He asks great questions, listens intently and presents stories that are fair to their subject matter and to their sources."
-Colin Donohue, Elon University, Director of Student Media