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EU Alum and Sports and Culture Personalty "Scoop B" Visits with LFP

(Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson)

On Monday, November 13th, many of the students in the Leadership Fellows Program gathered to hear from Brandon Robinson, more commonly known as Scoop B, a talented journalist and media host.  Scoop (otherwise known as Brandon Robinson) received his bachelor's in communication here at Eastern University and received his masters at Hofstra University in Journalism.  During the forum he shared a lot of wisdom with students about the importance of connections and caring for the relationships that God has placed in our lives.  Scoop emphasized, “people will never remember what you told them, but they will always remember how you made them feel.”   Developing relationships was the largest piece of advice that he had for the group.  Networking with people has been a large contributor to his success as a sports journalist and media personality and he emphasized the importance of starting now in your current field.

Scoop reminisced with us about the run-ins and interviews he has had from artist Rhianna to politician Ben Carson to Coach Lou Holtz to LeVar Ball to ABC Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary.  Since the beginning of his journalism career at the early age of 12, while hosting the Nets Slammin' Planet, Scoop has said he is comfortable talking and being with celebrities.

Encouragement was also a theme that ran throughout his talk.  He spoke about many of his own failures, but despite the many hardships he faced, he acknowledged that the process was worth it.  He explained that many times “a minor setback will set the stage for a major comeback.”  He noted that we should never overlook the importance of enduring hardship because of the payoff at the end.  His presence definitely left an impact on me and many others.  He is an inspiring figure who encourages people to genuinely care about the relationships and potential relationships that life presents.

Special thanks to Danielle Large LFP '20 for reporting on this event

Pictured above: Scoop B speaking at the LFP Fall 2017 Forum Series

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a sports and entertainment writer and personality. He is currently a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. A 20 year vet, he began his journalism career at 12-years old hosting Nets Slammin' Planet, the Nets' kids radio show with WFAN's Evan Roberts and Nets legend Albert King.  He's profiled anyone from DJ Khaled, Dr. Ben Carson, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, ABC Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell. With stops as a writer at CBS and The Source Magazine, Brandon is an alum of Don Bosco Prep, holds a BA in communication from Eastern University and MA in journalism from Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Subscribe to Scoop B Radio on itunes, Google Play, the Tune In App, Stitcher App or simply visit ScoopBRadio.com

Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram and Snapchat at: Scoop_B and visit ScoopB.com.