Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993


My name is Steven Hernández. I am a senior at Ohio University, Class of 2019, and I am part of the 26th Class of the Sports Journalism Institute. Growing up in the Dominican Republic as a child made me realize that the love for sports is an international affair. From that point on, I was motivated to find out what makes people love sports so much. I have worked with OU’s WOUB-TV for three years, working as an anchor and reporter for Southeast Ohio. I have also submitted countless videos to their website. Furthermore, I have studied abroad to Argentina and Hong Kong, where I learned to find stories of human interest that anyone can relate to. I came to SJI to solidify my foundations in sports storytelling, as well as learn to push myself to be the most productive journalist that I can be. That way, I can be better prepared to discover, film, and share the stories and emotions that are in every sports fan.