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5 Star Student: Middle schooler named junior broadcaster for Tennessee Titans

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Most 11-year-olds spend their days running around the playground with friends. That's not the case for young Skyler Doyle. He spends his days making phone calls, sending emails, and setting up interviews for his sports channel.

"I like watching sports, but I figured sports broadcasting would give me a different perspective," said Skyler.

Last year, he began reaching out to NASCAR and NHRA drivers, as well as players on the Tennessee Titans football team. He requested they do on-camera interviews with him.

He got a lot of positive replies and has now interviewed around 30 professional athletes.

"I've interviewed two Titans players: Corey Davis and Jayon Brown," said Skyler. "I've interviewed two NASCAR drivers: Chad Finchum and Jeffrey Earnhardt."

He posts his interviews on his Facebook page Tri Cities Sports Fans. In the last year, he's grown a huge following-- he has nearly 5,000 likes on Facebook.

He's also the youngest person working at his school's television station. The school's news crew usually only consists of 7th and 8th graders, and Skyler is just a 6th grader. But he impressed the station's supervisor.

"Skyler came up to me in class one day and told me had a Facebook page. When I asked him what he does on his page he showed me he had 5,000 followers," said Jennifer Ramseyer, the school's news station adviser.

His broadcasting skills are now being recognized in the big league: He just won the title of the Tennessee Titans Junior Broadcaster of the year. As part of the award, he'll get to go to the Titans-Colts game at Nissan Stadium on December 30th and work on a podcast with the actual Titans radio crew.

If you know a 5 Star Student, send an email to eromano@wcyb.com with their information.

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