Joey Lamar

Sports Director

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Joey is more than excited to be back in his home state covering sports. He loves going beyond highlights and finding impactful stories in the community.

Prior to coming to WSAV, Joey was the Sports Director at WCTV in Tallahassee, Fla. Prior to Tallahassee, Joey worked for KXMB. Joey is believed to be the first African American sports director in North Dakota history. He thoroughly enjoyed his three years in the Peace Garden State. Before joining KXMB, Joey was the weekday sports anchor for WFXL in Albany, Ga. Aside from anchoring five days a week, he also managed the department — his first job out of college. After leaving Albany, he spent time as an anchor/reporter for KFBB servicing the Great Falls and Helena areas. Before starting his career in sports journalism, he interned at USA Track & Field, WLFI-News 18, West Lafayette and WRTV, Indianapolis.

Joey obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Clark Atlanta University.  He later graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in Dec. 2013 with a second master’s degree in Sports Journalism. Joey was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. He went to high school at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.

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