Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Nease Communications Academy Graduate Wins Emmy

Eric Goodman, Nease High School Communications Academy class of 2015 grad, has his hands full in the best possible way these days…as pictured with his Emmy Award.  Eric received the award thanks to his producer role during NBC’s coverage of the 2020(21) Olympics coverage.   Recently, Eric was a featured virtual guest speaker in the Sports Media program, dropping in to share his experiences in professional sports production.  After learning the sports media skills for success during his time in Nease’s Communications Academy, Eric went on to continue his studies at the University of Texas, where he worked on The Longhorn Network. Post-college, his resume includes work on the 2016 and 2020(21) Summer Olympics, the 2022 Winter Olympics, the 2018 and 2022 Men’s World Cup, and the 2019 Women’s World Cup.  A true young professional in the world of sports media and journalism, Eric shared the importance of making a positive impact in the industry, starting with internships. He noted that by being a great team player and a friend to all during internships, you have a chance to network and earn jobs down the line.  Eric also noted that while the starting salaries in the industry may not be great, it’s a truly fun profession, and offers lots of opportunities.  We appreciate Eric taking time out of his busy schedule to talk with our students, just days before heading to Los Angeles to help produce programming for the World Cup.