Recently, Jeremy Chisenhall started a 10-week stint with Insider Louisville as part of the Western Kentucky University Charles Mason Ralph Fellowship. He will be the editor in chief of the College Heights Herald in the fall, where he previously covered WKU sports and managed the publication’s website. This is his first time covering the Louisville area.
He’s already been about town covering the soccer stadium progress, the primary election watch parties and more, and so we thought we’d grab him before we sent him out on assignment to ask five very important questions.
Where are you from?
I’m from Erlanger, Kentucky. Most people ask me where that is, to which I reply “it’s basically Cincinnati.” It’s a small city in the northern-most part of the state.
You have almost 6,000 Twitter followers. How’d you get so many?
I get asked this all the time, and I actually used to have about 1,000 more than I have now. In high school, I covered University of Kentucky basketball for SB Nation’s Kentucky blog pretty heavily, and I tweeted out a lot of content relating to UK athletics, which allowed me to build a pretty big following.
What are your first impressions of Louisville?
Louisville has been a really fun city to stay in so far. This is my first time working in a downtown district, and I’m enjoying that aspect. I’m really glad that I’m good at parallel parking — that skill has come in handy. I’ve also had the chance to enjoy some of the nightlife and the good food, and overall I can’t say that I’ve been disappointed thus far.
What are your favorite sports teams?
When it comes to pro sports, I can’t help but cheer for the Cincinnati teams. I’m a big Reds and Bengals fan, although that often leads to more heartache than joy. I’m a big Boston Celtics fan as well. When it comes to college teams, I root for UK (and WKU — go Tops).
What would be your dream job after graduating from WKU?
I’ve always wanted to work for The New York Times, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop having that dream. As far as when I get straight out of college, I’m really just eager to be a reporter, regardless of where that puts me.