In this challenge, contestants will be asked to interview a mystery Falcons player "on the fly," not knowing who the player is.
Fans are encouraged to attend at each location listed below where they can hear the contestants, talk football with celebrity judges and receive autographs from the high-profile mystery Falcons players. Fans may also watch the taped interviews on AtlantaFalcons.com/insider and vote for their favorite on-air talent.
A combination of fan vote totals and celebrity judges' assessments will determine the winner of each skills challenge (below).
The event starts at 6 p.m. at each location.
The Taco Mac Insider Finalists
Junior at the University of Alabama major in Broadcast news and political science. Loves anything that has to do with football and also likes to wakeboard and water ski.Professional experience includes apperances on ESPNU, Dallas Cowboys Television, Uwire and WVUA television. Has also worked as a sports reporter for Scout.com, *Tuscaloosa News *and the Alabama student newspaper.
Attended the University of Alabama, completing a television and film degree with emphasis in sports broadcasting. She worked in the sports information office at Alabama and completed internships with Alabama's ABC 33/40 in the sports department. She also interned with the Tennessee Titans, working in media relations and writing stories for TitansOnline.com. During her down time she can be found on the golf course, tennis court or exploring the great outdoors.
Hill was born in Louisiana, but has spent most of her life in Georgia. She attended her first Falcons game at the age of 12 and has been cheering on the Birds ever since. Rebecca served as Atlanta Falcons Communications Intern for the 2009 season and recently graduated from Kennesaw State University where she studied journalism and citizen media. While in school, she received hands-on experience in television and radio, including local station Kicks 101.5 FM.
Finalists will each be profiled on AtlantaFalcons.com. Here are details on skills challenges:
On The Fly (next week): Conducting a spontaneous interview with a Falcons player, coach or front office member. The contestant will not know the interviewee's identity until shortly before the interview takes place * Prep School: (week of April 5) Producing a finished feature video package. Each contestant will be provided a videographer and editor and asked to produce a 1:30 segment on an NFL Draft related subject. Each contestant will write his or her own piece, select the b-roll to include, tape intros/outros and lay down voiceovers where appropriate. * Radio Row (April 19):A live on-air discussion on AtlantaFalcons.com to test Falcons knowledge.
Videos from each challenge will be evaluated by both the fans and a panel of celebrity judges, comprised of prominent media members from the Atlanta local market. The fans and celebrity judges will crown a winner on April 20. The first assignment for the Taco Mac Insider will take place on Draft Weekend, April 22 through April 24.
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