Blake Atwell is a multimedia journalist. He is an incoming freshman at Santa Monica College and graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, CA.
Atwell is currently completing his second consecutive summer internship at the Los Angeles Times. He co-hosts a weekly sports podcast, The AB Squad, with L.A. Times High School Insider journalist Anthony Gharib. He also works as a branding ambassador for Showtime Presents: Eat See Hear.
Over the 2017 summer, Atwell worked as an Editorial Intern at the Los Angeles Times, where he gained valuable experience in the professional reporting field and improved his interview, video editing, photography, and writing skills.
He conducted on-camera social media interviews with top high school athletes for the CIF Southern Section and co-founded a media outlet, 1550 Sports, throughout his senior year at Trabuco Hills High School. On campus, he hosted a sports segment, “Instant Update,” on the school’s morning news show.
Atwell spent two years as a Student Advisory Board member for the Los Angeles Times’ youth journalism program, High School Insider. He also covered high school sports for Prep2Prep, writing game stories. He co-moderated and emceed panels at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, including a discussion with former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.