Story and Photo by Nicole Konen, NewsNetNebraska.
Who would have thought Aaron Keith’s hobby of selling high school football highlights in his hometown of Beatrice would set him on track to a broadcasting degree? While he mostly sat on the bench during his football career, selling DVD’s of the games for $10 apiece allowed him to build a sort of video portfolio of his work. Four years later, Keith is a senior broadcasting major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an associate degree in theater.
“I love that broadcasting’s a huge mess. It’s kind of fun because everyone’s pushing for the deadline,” he said. “It’s chaos.”
His ultimate career goal is to film and produce NFL games for a network like FOX, but until then he said he’s content playing Madden.
Apart from broadcasting, Keith enjoys music – he may be the only person you ever meet who likes metal just as much as he does show tunes. For two years he rocked out in a death metal band, but some of his favorite music comes from the movie musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” When he’s not watching musicals, he enjoys spending time with friends at the Press Box sports bar.