Vashti L. Hurt
Founder & Editor-In-Chief
My life-long passion and enthusiasm for athletics led me to leave a career in investment banking to make sports journalism my life’s work.
I find fresh and compelling new stories in and outside traditional sports reporting and share them with readers and listeners in a way that is entertaining and fun. I analyze and report on events that provoke widespread interest with a sports knowledge that is vast and refreshing. I take pride in not keeping up with the trends, but setting them.
I am Founder and Editor & Chief of CarolinaBlitz.com – a website dedicated to providing sports information across North and South Carolina. I co-host Game Over with Vashti and Sharona and contribute to Black Sports Online. I also make regular appearances on other sports radio shows.
“Life-Long Sports Lover, Self-Proclaimed Trash-Talker, Part-Time Tom Boy and Full-Time Woman – That’s me!”
Royal Howell is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s in business administration and a minor in Pre-Law. He’s currently concentrating on his master’s at The University of Wilmington at Delaware in Sports Management.
Royal interned at 102 Jamz for 2 years for the Wild-Out Morning Wake Up Show with the 3 Live Crew helping assist and produce radio content on air and Worked as a Sports editor for the Greensboro News and Record Newspaper. He was also contributed & credentialed for Black Sports Online – posting a wide range of articles from sports, media & politics..
Royal loves to spend his free time traveling with his wife, in the gym, and attending big-time games.
Jannelle Moore is a sportswriter based in the Asheville, NC area who concentrates on the Carolina Panthers for Carolina Blitz. She also has bylines at Complex Sports, Five Reasons Sports, The Basketball Writers, among other places. She also the creator and lead host for Bluewire’s Stepback Sisterhood podcast.