Ashley Zavala                                                                       Twitter: @ZavalaA


  • Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri in Columbia
    • Bachelor’s in Radio-Television Journalism, May 2012
    • French Minor
    • Haddon Township High School, Westmont, New Jersey
      • Graduated with honors, June 2008

Broadcast Experience 

  • Comcast Sports Southeast                                        March 2013- Present
  • KOMU-8TV (NBC)- Columbia, Missouri
    • Sports Reporter/Anchor                                            August 2010- February 2013
      • Break stories and set up exclusive interviews with players as a reporter for the Missouri football and basketball teams.
      • Independently shoot, edit, and write packages, VO’s, SOT’s and highlights on high school, college and professional sports
      • As a weekend anchor, produced up to three shows a night and wrote scripts for sportscasts.
      • Use social media platforms to break news, report scores, and upload videos.
  • ESPNU Campus Connection
    • Mizzou Correspondent                                              October  2010- May 2012
      • Produced packages as the Mizzou College Gameday Ambassador for football and basketball (October 2010, February 2012)
      • Shot, edited and wrote quick packages to air during sporting events televised on ESPNU
      • Participated in ‘Ask the Experts’ and ‘The Palmer and Pollack Show’


  • Youngest Finalist in 2010 Nike Field Reporter Competition
    • One hundred women are selected out of thousands of applicants after submitting an essay, blog post, and video.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer Acel Moore Minority Workshop  2007 and 2008
      • Selected out of hundreds of students in the Delaware Valley to produce a portion of the Metro section in Philadelphia Inquirer two years in a row.


  • Broadcast: Avid News Cutter XP, INews, Avid Media Manager, Avid Content Manager, Shooting with SONY PMWEX-1 HD Cam.
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, and French