Jake Perper

Writer in Florida

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• Jake Perper is a versatile sports professional who has eight years of experience in the field. That includes reporting, video editing, social media marketing, journalism, broadcasting and radio experience.

• Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management acquired from University of Tampa in spring of 2013. Excelled in Sport Management courses and three Journalism courses taken. Has earned valuable experience as a sports writer, media relations specialist, broadcaster, journalist and sports information assistant.

•Founded Bears Backer (a part of the Chicago Now Network, a Chicago Tribune publication) in 2008 as a junior in high school. He's interviewed over 35 current and former Chicago Bears players, including Gale Sayers, Mike Ditka, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman and Jared Allen.

• Currently runs Bears Backer on a daily basis, editing and publishing stories. He serves as a high school sports writer for the Tampa Bay Times and a scout for PrepHoops.com.

• Previously wrote for Bleacher Report , The Tampa Tribune , NFLTouchdown.com, About Sports and The Naples Daily News .

• Launched a scouting website solely focused on high school athletes in Nov. 2015, Prep Sports Scouting (Prepsportscouting.com). Interviews and in-depth analysis included on the site.

Feel free to contact Jake at his personal email, Jake.perper@hotmail.com. You can also follow him on Twitter or Facebook

  • Work
    • Tampa Bay Times
  • Education
    • University of Tampa