Ian Pierno on Muck Rack

Ian Pierno

Raleigh, NC
Sports Correspondent — News & Observer
Covers:  Soccer, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Recruiting, Lacrosse, Volleyball, professional athletics, high school athletics, college athletics, sports, pop culture, NFL, NBA, MLS, NASL, MLB, MLL

words, social media, PR, design & communication. @packathletics, @teamwallelite, @newsobserver, @ncstateredi. guacamole lover. ncsu '18. traveler.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

It means you're more than a story teller, you're someone who's trusted by the public to release accurate observations of their world.

Who do you wish followed you?

Kanye West (kidding). Definitely Bill Simmons, nobody connects and associates with the everyday sports fan the way he does.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I was the sports editor at PCNN, where I founded @CatamountsLIVE, an online radio broadcasting site and Twitter for PCHS athletics.