Corydon, IU grad joins O’Bannon staff
A recent graduate of Indiana University this week began temporary work as a staff writer for O’Bannon Publishing Co. Inc.
Randy Spieth earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications with a minor in business in May. He is a 2002 graduate of Corydon Central High School, where he was the goalie for the soccer team.
In the summers of 2004 and 2005, he interned with WLKY’s sport team, and helped cover the U of L Cardinals, the Indiana Hoosiers, the UK Wildcats, Louisville Bats and the Mike Tyson boxing match.
At The Corydon Democrat, Spieth will do general reporting while he continues to find his ‘ideal first real-world job,’ he said.
‘I’m very excited about getting the chance to get out in the community and report on the things that matter to the people,’ he said, ‘and since I want to get into the reporting and journalism field, I think this opportunity will be one of the best I’ve ever experienced.’
Spieth, 22, is a member of Corydon Presbyterian Church. He enjoys anything involved with sports, including sports video games, fantasy sports and playing the real thing. His favorite sport to play is golf, and recently, he has become infatuated with NASCAR. Not a big car-racing fan as a youngster, he became hooked once he signed up for a fantasy NASCAR league.
‘I’m still looking for a favorite driver, though,’ he said.
If you ask him what his favorite sport to watch is, he’ll tell you that it depends on the time of year, and in some seasons, what day of the week. He has no problem watching baseball and NASCAR throughout the summer, but he also loves watching football and college basketball in the winter.
Spieth also enjoys playing the guitar, drums and the piano.
His all-time favorite thing to do, however, is attending IU basketball games. ‘Seeing the game at Assembly Hall is like nothing else,’ he said.