JACOB OUELLETTE, sports writer for The Times Record. He can be reached at jouellette@timesrecord.com

JACOB OUELLETTE, sports writer for The Times Record. He can be reached at [email protected]

BRUNSWICK — Sanford native Jacob Ouellette is the newest sports writer for The Times Record.

The 22-year-old Ouellette joins The Times Record staff after serving as the director of broadcasting and media for the Sanford Mainers baseball team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in broadcast journalism in May.

While attending Sanford High School, Ouellette played soccer and baseball. At Emerson, he worked in the athletic department, and on-air for 88.9 WERS and WECB, the latter an Internet radio station. Ouellette interned at Fox 25 in Boston during his senior year in college.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to take what I learned at Emerson and apply it to the real world,” Ouellette said. “The Times Record is a place I know I’ll be able to learn and grow in my journalism career.”

“Just in his first few days at The Times Record, Ouellette has displayed his willingness to step right in during the busy fall sports season,” said Sports Editor Bob Conn. “I’m positive he will quickly become a large part of our community, covering a wide-ranging amount of sports. We are pleased to have him here.”

Readers of The Times Record will continue to see improvements in coverage of local sports with Ouellette joining Conn on the team, said Managing Editor Rob Montana.

“Jacob’s team-first attitude will be a great asset to our sports department, mirroring what Bob has already brought to the table in his role as sports editor,” he said. “As I saw through his work with our summer intern, Bob has shown an aptitude for leading others, a much-needed skill for a two-person department that covers as many sports as it does.

“With Jacob on board, I think the pieces are in place for our section to be even better than it has been,” Montana added. “I’m excited for our readers to experience the rejuvenated sports section of the newspaper and see our continuing commitment to improving the quality of our coverage.”

To contact Ouellette, email [email protected]