Becca Mann biography
Story, photo, video by Anthony Ainslie, NewsNetNebraska
Becca Mann is an aspiring sports journalist who wants to become more versatile covering athletics. The senior journalism major from Papillion, Nebraska is currently a sports writer for the Daily Nebraskan, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s newspaper.
She has covered several sports for UNL including football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics. Mann also served as a beat writer for the Nebraska volleyball team in the past and traveled to Ames, Iowa her freshman year to cover the UNL gymnastics team’s trip to the NCAA regionals.
When she’s not in the newsroom or at an arena, Mann spends a good amount of her free time watching movies. She said some of the movies she enjoys watching are about journalism. The movie “Spotlight” is her personal favorite in that category.
Mann said after she graduates from UNL, she wishes to continue writing about sports and athletes. I get to tell stories about teams and athletes that don’t always make the news, and I get to meet some of the coolest people, she said. She also said she wishes to work at a bigger newspaper or news outlet and may even get the chance to cover professional sports or cover a certain professional team.