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Joaquin Ruiz

Sports Journalist and Student at Cal Berkeley
Whittier, California USA


I am a sports journalist studying at Cal Berkeley. I have been published in four outlets covering four sports while making weekly appearances on my campus radio station. I also work with the Cal Bears (Pac 12). Before college, I played a combined 20+ seasons of football, basketball, and baseball, consistently earning regional honors.


Sports Writer

May 2023 - Present
- Cover sports teams in Southern California, Hawaii, and Las Vegas- Research and discuss stats, history, highlights, transactions, and quotes- Produce three or four articles per week (AP style)- Report to storied writer Arash Markazi

Athletics Compliance Assistant

Jan 2023 - Present
Participate in program-wide meetings with Pac-12 Conference - Assist with general activities involving Cal Bears - Assist in organizational efforts of the office - Assist in monitoring efforts of the - Compliance Office by reviewing practice logs and recruiting activities

Cal Athletics Beat Writer and Reporter (Currently: Cal Softball)

Sep 2022 - Present
Cover Cal Athletics as established beat writer for individual sports - Maintain professional relationships with players, coaches, and staff - Interview athletes and coaches on and off record - Produce one or two articles per week (AP style) - Attend all home games with media pass - Utilize social media to expand coverage and following

NBA Content Writer

Aug 2022 - Jan 2023
- Covered the Los Angeles Clippers and NBA - Researched and discussed stats, history, highlights, transactions, and quotes - Produced two or three articles per week (AP style)

NFL & NBA Content Writer

Jul 2022 - Present
- Cover the Los Angeles Clippers, Las Vegas Raiders, and NFL - Research and discuss stats, history, highlights, transactions, and quotes - Produce three or four articles per week (AP style) - Report to longtime ESPN editor John Banks


Media Studies, Journalism, Creative Writing - Bachelor's
Aug 2022 - Present
Rising Sophomore GPA: 3.5

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