Evan Webeck

Digital Storyteller


Evan Webeck

Writer of words, teller of stories.

Bylines on SI.com, MLB.com and FOX Sports Arizona.

December 2015 grad from Arizona State's Cronkite School.

Passionate about sports and live music.

Seeking employment.


Sonics gone, but hoop dreams still alive with Seattle Pro-Am

Jamal Crawford stood opposite his bride, Tori Lucas, in front of friends, family, celebrities and athletes on their wedding day. His life was about to come full circle. On his side were his three of his best friends, exemplifying what he’s stood for all his life: family, community and loyalty. Isaiah Thomas.
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The Process: How Ray Anderson has made nine home-run hires

Ray Anderson sits in his office, the northeastern most point on the sixth floor of the Ed and Nadine Carson Student-Athlete Center, looking out over Sun Devil Stadium. To be more precise, he’s hunkered over the polished, wooden negotiating table, between his desk and bookshelf, where titles preaching leadership from the likes of Brian Billick, Tony Dungy and Dennis Green are displayed.
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ASU football hails Mary; she answers in dramatic win over No. 16 USC

LOS ANGELES — “That was awesome.” Awesome (adj.): Causing feelings of fear and wonder : causing feelings of awe. Straight from Merriam-Webster, ASU coach Todd Graham described the feelings of every fan, player, coach or alumnus of ASU and USC after a Hail Mary play that even redshirt junior quarterback Mike Bercovici described as a prayer.
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Michael Phelps ready to begin journey toward 2016 Olympics in Brazil

The Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz., this weekend is full of firsts for Michael Phelps. Or, at least firsts since. It will be his first time swimming competitively since the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in August 2014. It's also the first time since 2009 that he will swim the 400-meter freestyle.
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Meet the first ASU women's hockey recruit: KC McGinley

There were no distractions. KC McGinley had just entered an airplane that she would have no escape from for six hours, as it hurdled through the air across the country. Six hours alone with her thoughts. Cramped with people but nobody to talk to. On this early January day, it was her duty to think.
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Henderson Alvarez emerges as surprise star for the Marlins

Before July 12, Henderson Alvarez thought he’d be spending his All-Star break at home in Valencia, Venezuela, relaxing with his family. But that day, less than 48 hours before baseball’s four-day vacation was to begin, Marlins manager Mike Redmond walked into the team’s visiting clubhouse at Citi Field and announced, “Hey, we got another All-Star!”.
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Racing the Red Bull Mini Drome with New York City's top bike messengers

By day, they ride bikes on the streets of New York City, delivering packages for competing companies. By night, these Big Apple bike messengers come together and race against each other in a high-speed velodrome. However, street skills aren’t needed where they’re racing. In the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 100 bikers from around the five boroughs—about half are active couriers—rode the Red Bull Mini Drome, a scaled down velodrome.
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Mo Latu, ASU football embrace Camp Tontozona spirit with ukulele

Before they departed for Camp Tontozona, players from the ASU football team were sitting around in one of the meeting rooms at the Sun Devil football facilities. The group was chatting and bonding, just as Camp T is supposed to help them do. Then, in a moment of silence, the notes from a three-stringed instrument ring out in the room.
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Giants prospects key cogs on Fall League title team

It didn't take long after shortstop Christian Arroyo secured the final out of the Arizona Fall League championship game on Saturday for him to be in the embrace of Scottsdale Scorpions teammate and fellow Giants prospect, outfielder Mac Williamson. Arroyo made a spectacular sliding catch along the warning track in left-field foul territory to clinch the 6-4 victory and rushed to the infield, where the rest of his teammates had already begun mobbing each other.
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A Sun Devil's experience at Texas A&M's Midnight Yell

Remember this summer's blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road? Near the beginning of the movie, citizens in a post-apocalyptic desert city congregate beneath their warlord leader hoping to receive water. Amidst chaos, a yell breaks out: "Beat-The-Hell-Out-Of-Arizona-State!" The town pounds its shoulders and fists. Again: "Beat-The-Hell-Out-Of-Arizona-State!" For good measure, they repeat it three more times.
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In faceoff of flaws, Texas A&M has fewer exposed

Generally in press conferences, there’s rarely anything of substance said. This is especially true in those of the post game variety. And especially, especially true when the losing team’s players and coaches are at the podium. That’s why, as journalists, we’re taught to look for the non-verbal cues. The ones that show the true human emotion and reactions that hide behind the press-trained, cliched responses to our inquiries.
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Royals, Mets Fall Leaguers reveling in World Series glow

Being a prospect within an organization that's reached the World Series has its benefits, especially in the Arizona Fall League. New York Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith has taken full advantage of the success his big league club has had. "There's a little friendly rivalry going on," said Smith, who currently plays for the AFL's Salt River Rafters.
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Evan Webeck

This semester, my last at Cronkite, I'll be busy writing features for The State Press, reporting for the Cronkite News Phoenix Sports Bureau and acting as a campus correspondent for Sports Illustrated.

As my clips and job experience indicate, I've spent my college career gaining expertise in digital media, while also honing the written word and taking my video skills from indiscernible to a very present part of my résumé. The modern media landscape can be intimidating, but I'm excited to enter it and start telling powerful stories as a professional.

I'm available to freelance and will be looking for full-time work in December 2015. You can find my contact info over to the right. I'd love to hear from you.



  • AP Style
  • Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • SEO
  • Reporting
  • InDesign
  • Sports Writing
  • News Writing
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Copy Editing
  • Photo Editing