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Conor Hollingsworth

Multimedia Journalist/OTT Anchor
Rockford, IL
Conor Hollingsworth

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED: Nottingham, England

WHAT COLLEGE DID YOU ATTEND AND WHAT WAS YOUR MAJOR: University of Maryland, Broadcast Journalism

WHY DID YOU GET INTO THE NEWS (OR SPORTS) BUSINESS/BECOME A JOURNALIST: I actually didn’t know I wanted to become a journalist until college. I always loved writing but it’s at Maryland that I really discovered my love for storytelling. I joined the college radio station and from that point on I knew what I wanted to do

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING A JOURNALIST: Meeting new people every day and telling their stories

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A JOURNALIST AND A TELEVISION STATION IN OUR COMMUNITY: Keeping people up to date with everything happening in the Stateline obviously! I think local news is so important in building a strong community

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: video games and soccer. I will wake up at 6am on Saturdays just to see the lads across the pond kick a ball around

WHO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON/PEOPLE – OR ANIMAL - IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: well it’s just myself and my bunny, Squish, out here in Illinois, so she’s pretty important to me. But obviously my family as well, they’re my rock even from afar

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: If you know me you’d know I’m a pretty open book. I guess the fact I speak with an accent people don’t think I’m into American sports, but I love them. I’m a Washington Sports Fan (tragically) so feel free to talk to me about the Football team, wizards, capitals or nationals any time.

WHO HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE AND WHY: My parents. Always pushing me to be the best even when I think I can’t be

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK: milkshakes

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DINNER ENTREE: Pizza, hard to beat to be honest

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT: cheesecake

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY AND WHY: Christmas!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON AND WHY: Spring because that’s when my birthday is

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT: soccer!

NAME THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES: That’s a tough question. Inception, Spotlight, and the Harry Potter franchise though probably

NAME YOUR FAVORITE BOOK/AUTHOR: The Witcher series, so Andrzej Sapkowski

WHAT IS THE MOST DARING THING YOU’VE DONE: moved to America? That was pretty riské

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