My name is Levi Harvey and I was born in Sacramento, California but have lived the majority of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area. During high school, I served as Class President for four years.
That role helped me gain experience in public speaking, serving the student body, staff, and community. I organized activities, events, school board meetings, and community affairs. Being the Class President meant that I was considered to be the voice of the student body and while I held this responsibility. I developed my ability to have enthusiasm, communication skills, organizational skills, and learned to work well under pressure. This opportunity kindled my desire to be a journalist. I developed a passion and desire to want to represent and present a voice for stories for community and world views. I have been told by news reporters they are considered to be the “voice to the voiceless”. This helped me realize I see myself as the voice that represents and amplifies others.
After high school, I carried my passion for communications to California State University, Sacramento. I am currently a senior majoring in Mass Communications. My freshmen year in college, I obtained an internship working for iHEART Media 106 KMEL. I relished working in commercial broadcasting environment and gained skills over two years. 106 KMEL iHEART Media has allowed me to gain experience covering entertainment stories, using radio equipment, and promoting events. My experience working in promotions helped me learn quickly, manage my time, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. I have also held internships at KTVU Channel 2 News, and local station Fox 40 which allowed me to work production of commercials, public affairs announcements, promotional spots, and newscasts.
Recently I was allowed the opportunity to be a student anchor and reporter at Ohlone Network News in Fremont. This hands on experience allowed me the privilege of covering news stories for students, and the local community. From my first day of that gig I thought “Yeah, this is definitely for me.” I learned a lot, and it has led me here to Access Sacramento. I’m excited to be a Neighborhood News Correspondent and I am eager to grow and continue to develop my skills as I prepare to graduate next spring.
I’m a serious guy when it comes to work and school. However for free-time, I enjoy watching 80’s movies, running, online shopping, going to concerts, listening to anything by the artist Drake, and watching basketball while rooting for my favorite team the Golden State Warriors.