Graduate’s career path leads back to campus

Jordan Voigt-Norberg, staff writer

A new videographer was hired to document sporting and social events and create video biographies of people on campus.

Todd Bailey was a ’92 graduate in mass communications and is now back again as a videographer for all Grand View related events.

After graduating, Bailey went to work in TV news for a few years, focusing on sports as a reporter, shooter and anchor. He worked at KCCI in Des Moines, a station in Sioux Falls, SD, and then spent about nine years covering local sports for WHO in Des Moines.

“It was really fun. I got to cover some really great events like the Daytona 500, lots of bowl games and the Superbowl,” Bailey said.

He also did work for the Iowa Hall of Pride and said one of his favorite projects has been covering the career of Kurt Warner as he went from playing for the Barnstormers to the St. Louis Rams and then all the way to the Superbowl.

Bailey said it is very weird to be back on campus.

“I’m sitting in an office, that when I was here, belonged to one of my professors, so that’s a little strange being on the other side of the desk.”

Bailey plans to make videos on everything from highlights of different personalities on campus to videos for the admissions department and sporting events.

He said his hope is to tell stories of how the school is growing by showing profiles of the faculty, staff and students to paint the university in a positive light.

He will also be producing videos for the website for potential students to view. He said he hopes they will be able to get a better sense of the school and it will make them want to attend.

The other thing he will be doing is making video highlights of the different sports teams. He said he feels it is important with the growth of the school in general, but with athletics in particular.

“That’s the really neat thing about it. Not only has the athletic department grown in dramatic ways, they’re showing a lot of success,” Bailey said.

Bailey said he is excited for what is to come and his No. 1  goal is to share the stories of people at Grand View.

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