Phoenix, Arizona, United States
My name is Jaime Purvis and I am a senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. I was born and raised in the small town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island. I spent my entire childhood in Rhode Island and grew up with the same friends from first grade through high school. Living in a small town helped me make strong relationships with others and an even stronger relationship with my family. I am the oldest of three girls, Jessie who is 20 and Jillian who is 16.
Growing up in a small town pushed me out to the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Moving across the country to attend college has strengthened me. Studying journalism in a large city has helped me become more independent. My future goal in journalism includes working as a broadcast journalist, with an emphasis in sports. One day I hope to report from the sidelines interviewing players and coaches.
My internships and other experiences have affirmed that I made the right career choice. Each time I enter a press box or step onto the field to do an interview, I know that journalism is what I am passionate about. I have worked on-air, production, print, and photography and find that knowing a little bit of everything can be very beneficial. I never considered a career as a weather anchor, and this past semester doing weekly weather segments for the ASU’s News Watch program, made me even interested in a career as a weather anchor/meteorologist. Upon graduation, I look to get my meteorology certificate while working in the journalism field.
When I am not working on my journalism degree, I enjoy spending time on the beach with my friends, traveling, and playing with my dog Turner. I also enjoy photography, painting, watching movies and hiking. One of my goals is to travel as often as I can and see as much of the world as possible.
No matter where life takes me, I will always work hard to reach every goal I set.