Russell Heitmann

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Russell Heitmann is a senior sports broadcasting and journalism double-major and communication studies minor at Hastings College. This will be Heitmann’s fourth trip to Sioux City to cover the NAIA Division II Women’s National Basketball Championship.

Heitmann, who hails from Hebron, Nebraska, has served a number of roles within HC Media. His most recent work has been as a commentator for both Hastings College men’s and women’s basketball and HC volleyball. He also serves as an anchor on HCTV’s weekly newscast, Bronco News Now.

Heitmann also has experience as a reporter for the “Hastings College Collegian.” He previously served as HC Media’s director of live sports productions, which allowed him to oversee all of HC Media’s sports broadcast operations.

This year, Heitmann looks forward to working as a mentor to first-year crew members, as well as enjoying one final trip to Sioux City with Hastings College Media.

Post graduation, Heitmann hopes to provide play-by-play commentary for college basketball or volleyball, or be a storyteller/videographer for a university athletic department or major sports network.

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