Devin Knight is a multi-media journalist who came to Albany from sunny Los Angeles, California, and has been pleasantly surprised by all the friendly southerners he meets on a daily basis.
He was born in Dallas, Texas, but primarily grew up around Denver, Colorado. Once he relocated to L. A., he assisted a casting director at CBS Radford studios during the casting of a television pilot and interned at a mid-level talent agency.
After a few years, he began to develop an interest in the news and enrolled at California State University Northridge, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Philosophy.
During his final semester at CSUN, he interned with NBC's Dateline as a production intern in Burbank, California, where he had the chance to get a first hand look at how in-depth feature stories are produced. While there, he even wrote a pitch on a story he researched, which was given the green light for further development by head producers in the New York bureau.
In addition to interning with NBC and finishing up his bachelor's, Devin mentored young journalism students at Reseda High school, which was struggling to meet the needs of young journalists.
He helped the students publish three issues of the Reseda Regent Review, their high school newspaper, through his mentorship.
Prior to his time with Dateline, Devin also held an internship as a morning scripts/production intern with KTLA (Channel 5 News in Los Angeles) where he learned how morning news shows are produced every day.
In addition to his news background, he worked as an intern with a non-partisan political campaign to raise money for K-12 schools in Santa Monica, California.
Devin loves to see movies, go to the beach, golf, read, ride bikes, or do anything that's active. Though he admits to being a clumsy dancer, he still enjoys himself on the dance floor.