Reese Nelson: Reporter
May 31, 2019
With a click of a button, the microphone starts recording. The room grows quiet and the only thing that can be seen are radiowaves on a computer screen. Reese Nelson has been on the Cardinal Times since his sophomore year. Since joining the staff two years ago, Nelson has worked on a variety of projects.
Nelson, a varsity soccer player, has embraced his love for sports through his podcast, the Cardinal Sports Update.
The podcast, hosted by Nelson, is a quick one-minute seasonal report on Lincoln’s active sports culture. In his most recent podcast, Nelson can be heard discussing the end of the Spring sports season.
“I basically just talk about how all the teams at Lincoln have been doing,” said Nelson. “It’s a pretty short podcast, we have to keep it under a minute to fit in an Instagram post, but I have produced five this year.”
In addition to his podcast, Nelson has also written a variety of articles for the Cardinal Times.
“My favorite article I ever wrote was probably the profile on Frankie Lopez,” he said.
In the article, Nelson describes Lopez’s long soccer career, highlighting his career hardships and accomplishments, especially his decision to join the Seattle Sounders.
Nelson has also been applauded for his sudoku puzzles that can be frequently found in the newspaper. He also enjoys to cook and has been praised by editor-in-chief Sagarika Ramachandran for making amazing salsa.
“I think [Reese] is super positive and has done a great job producing the sports podcast this year,” said Wyatt Lincoln, the Cardinal Times design editor.
For the past three years, the Cardinal Times has been a place of creativity to Nelson.
“Being a part of the publication has led me to better understand the news we see every day, and has taught me the
importance of news,” he said.