Welcome to Radio Free Omaha, a blog produced by me, freelance journalist and sports reporter Matthew Semisch.
RFO serves as a supplement to my work for United States College Hockey Online, for whom I cover the men’s ice hockey team at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I also work freelance for Turner Sports and NCAA.com, for whom I cover both men’s and women’s college ice hockey.
Where my UNO beat is concerend, it’s here that you’ll see extra features such as in-game updates, pre-game and post-game coverage, written articles, online chat sessions, photo galleries and videos.
I have written for USCHO since 2007, and my main responsibility for the website is to write and file game recap stories for UNO home games. My work with Turner Sports and NCAA.com began more recently, beginning with the 2012 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four in Duluth, Minn.
Wherever my work takes me, though, I can often be found interviewing sources in the bowels of the arena or sat in the press box typing away a story on deadline.
I have lived in Omaha my entire life, excluding a three-week residency in London, England as part of a trip during my time at university. I graduated from Millard North High School and later earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from UNO in 2010.
I’ve been known as a big Anglophile, and anybody who has had a look through my iPod, my DVD collection or the sports teams I support can vouch for me there. I also love to travel, both in the United States and abroad, and I am always keen to learn new ways to better myself in both personal and professional capacities.
My favorite sports are ice hockey and soccer, but I enjoy many other sports, as well, and I consider myself an equal-opportunity sports reporter.
Thanks for visiting Radio Free Omaha. I hope you enjoy what you see and decide to become a frequent visitor.
If you would like to contact me for freelance or permanent work, a copy of my CV is available for your perusal at the top of this page. You can also find my work on my professional social media platforms on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.