April 22, 2018

Kobi Azoulay

Kobi Azoulay is a graduate from Linganore High School’s class of 2014. He discovered his passion for journalism his senior year of high school, and he hasn’t looked back since.

After winning two Fredrick News-Post Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards his first semester writing, Azoulay realized that writing was something he could make a career out of one day. A Sophomore Journalism major at Salisbury University, he has written over 20 newspaper articles for their student newspaper. He plans on continuing writing for the newspaper throughout his time at Salisbury.

He has been passionate about sports his entire life. Basketball and baseball are the sports he has the most personal experience with, but he also has extensive knowledge of football as well.

While Azoulay is new to writing sports articles, he is not new to sports journalism. He has a radio show called “The News and Sports Report” on Salisbury’s student radio station where he analyzes the week’s most pressing national sports stories.

His focus for Maryland Sports Access will be mainly Redskins, Wizards, and Orioles, the teams he’s most passionate about, but he hopes to diversify more in the future.

About Kyle McFadden 416 Articles
Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School's Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general news-hound. He got his start as a sports writer in January 2014 for Linganore's student-run newspaper The Lance, where he wrote 13 articles. McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formally known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access. With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels. McFadden volunteers his time at Damascus Road Community Church -- serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of high school sophomores every Wednesday night. Although he's only been around journalism since January 2014, he's a high school sports reporter for The Baltimore Sun and freelancer for The Frederick News-Post. McFadden's work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times. He's also won two Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards and has appeared on The Best of SNO, which showcases top student work of high school and college journalists. McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor's degree in journalism with aspirations to be a national college basketball writer.
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