Zach Francis

Sports Anchor/Reporter

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Zach joined the CBS19 Sports team in December 2016.

Zach joined the CBS19 Sports team in December 2016 as the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter. He says the sixth grade was the most important year of his education because he found his passions in life: sports and telling stories.

Never an athlete himself, sports just made sense to Zach, and he was hooked as a fan of anything involving competition for life. During that time, he also started performing as an amateur actor in school and community theatre, appearing in more than 30 productions.

Since then, this is the only job he’s wanted to have. Zach holds a Communication degree from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He has held many sports journalism internships from working as a beat reporter covering the Carolina Mudcats minor league baseball team for two years to being a web based sports intern for WRAL in Raleigh, NC. While searching for this job, he even covered sports for his hometown newspaper.

A Sanford, North Carolina native, Zach is thrilled to start his career close to home. His family means the world to him and he wouldn’t be where he is without their love and support.

If you see him around town, please say hello! Follow Zach on Twitter and Facebook and if you have any story ideas, don’t hesitate to send them his way.

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