Jake Sorensen: Turning a passion into a career

Story and Photo by Christina Condreay, NewsNetNebraska

When most kids on the playground dreamed of being doctors, firefighters and superheroes, Jake Sorensen had his mind set on play-by-play commentary.

“I’ve wanted to be a broadcasting major since I was six,” said Sorensen.

Sorensen’s intense love for sports comes from his father, a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan. And it was while watching those games that the younger Sorensen chose his career path.

“I always pretended to call the action,” he said.

Now, a senior broadcasting major at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Sorensen is learning to live his dream. In addition to class work, he has interned at 93.7 The Ticket FM where he now co-hosts the Morning Show, and Channel 10/11 KOLN-TV, in addition to doing sports coverage on KRNU 90.3 FM.

Sorensen’s hard work earned him the chance to call several Nebraska volleyball and basketball games for a national audience on the Big Ten Network. Despite his nerves, Sorensen has gained more experience and moved a little closer to realizing his dream.

The love Sorensen has for sports isn’t limited to those on TV. The competitive high school golfer makes time to play tennis and hit up the driving range and golf course in his spare time.