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!”
Jonas Pope IV
Lead College Football Writer
Graduated from Elizabeth City State University in 2002 with a degree in English with a concentration in Mass Communications.
October will mark my 9th year as a professional journalist. Interned at WTVD-11 in Durham out of college. Worked seven years for The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald. Also worked for Tar Heel Illustrated, The Raleigh News & Observer and WRAL5 in Raleigh.
Life long New York Knicks fan, which means I know pain and suffering all too well. Die-hard college football fan. Expert of ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘The Wire.’ Please, test me on these two.
Jibrell Davis is a professional educator, independent writer, and author of JibrellDavisTrianglesports.blogspot.com. He is from Raleigh, North Carolina.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from St. Paul’s College and Masters of Arts in Education from Cambridge College. Jibrell is a contributing writer for VerbNYC.com, covers NC State football for Carolinablitz.com, and is a contributing sports writer for RRspin.com, a local online newspaper in Roanoke Rapids, NC, covering high school sports.
A huge fan of the four major sports, Jibrell likes to spend his free time attending sporting events and he likes to travel and attend concerts and live shows.
From Thomasville, North Carolina, Sydney Wingate is a focused, busy bee of a student. She first discovered her love and passion for athletics as an attendee of the first ever Carolina Sports Journalism Camp hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the Summer of 2012. With her experience in UNC’s Media Relations department, Wingate was able to participate and conduct a formal press conference with former player, Dexter Strickland, and after was able to produce an article on the information obtained. In addition to writing, Wingate, also created an on-camera anchoring segment.
Since then, Wingate has been fond of athletics in media. Her many experiences and titles included: Pack Athletics Communication Office Student Assistant, University/Athletic Ambassador, and a 2015 Men’s Basketball ACC Tournament Media Volunteer.
As a rising Junior, Wingate is now planning to pursue a career in reporting and writing so that she can make an impact in the journalism and media community.