Blake Atwell is a freelance multimedia journalist. He is a senior at Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California, where he hosts a segment on the school’s morning news show, “Instant Update.”

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 of high school.

Today, Atwell is in his second year as a Student Advisory Board member for the Los Angeles Times’ youth journalism program, High School Insider. He also covers high school sports for Prep2Prep, writing game stories.

He co-hosts a weekly sports podcast, The AB Squad, with fellow HS Insider student leader Anthony Gharib. Atwell 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.

Throughout the 2018 summer, Blake will complete his second internship at the Los Angeles Times. He will also be working as a branding ambassador for Showtime Presents: Eat See Hear.