I’m here … Now let’s get started

Greetings everyone, Kellis Robinett here.

I’m your new Kansas State beat writer and K-Stated blog aficionado.

Today is my first day on the job, and I can’t wait to get started. Covering the Wildcats and writing for their extremely loyal fan base (you) is an opportunity I’ve always wanted to have. I’m pumped I get the chance to do it.

But seeing as how you’ve been without KSU updates for about a month now, I’m not going to force an introductory piece on you.

I guess if you really want to know about my background I’ll put something in after the jump. Otherwise, stay tuned for as many posts as you can handle. One thing you should probably know about me is that I blog a lot. I also twitter. Feel free to follow along for even better coverage.

But right now, with the Wildcats’ season opener just two weeks away, it’s time to dive into K-State football – hard. So let’s get started.

So you clicked on the jump. Good for you. That means you want to know something about me. Well, here is my basic info:

Hometown: I grew up in Austin, Texas and still love the place.

Current Location: I live in Omaha, Neb. with my wife Staci, but before the season starts I will call Manhattan home.

Experience: For the past month I’ve been writing here and there for the Omaha World-Herald. But the majority of my professional newspaper experience came at the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello, Idaho. I worked there for three and a half years covering Idaho State on top of writing a weekly column and maintaining my own blog.

Awards: The Associated Press Sports Editors have honored my work five times. The United States Basketball Writer’s Association has done so once.

Education: I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2005.

Favorite sport: Golf, and I can actually play the game. Back in my junior golfing prime, I broke 70 and hit a hole-in-one. Now if only I were good at basketball.

Favorite restaurant: Whataburger.

Favorite beverage: Dr. Pepper.

Favorite movie: The Godfather.

Favorite TV show: Tie between King of the Hill and Entourage.