Meet the 2017 Lou & Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship winner

November 21, 2017 11:00

Audrey Rodríguez, University of Colorado Boulder

Audrey Rodríguez is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder focusing on sports broadcasting, social media and communications. Since she was a young girl, she has had a true passion for speaking in front of the camera and talking about anything sports related. During Audrey’s senior year in college, she has been working on the public relations staff with the Denver Broncos, working as a reporter for the CU women’s volleyball team, and covering social media for the CU men’s football team during game days. During her time at CU, Audrey has created, produced, directed, and hosted three shows that air on the social media CU Athletic channels- “This Week In Colorado Volleyball,"  “Off The Court with Audrey Rodríguez” and “The Social Scene with Audrey & Ari.”  No matter the sport, Audrey loves speaking with athletes and getting to know them outside of their sport.

Audrey is beyond grateful to the Radio Television Digital News Foundation and the Prato family for awarding her this scholarship that means the world to her.

Watch some of Audrey's work: Find Audrey online at or on Twitter at @Audrey_Rodri.

Louis F. Prato has dedicated more than 30 years to RTDNA and RTDNF. Lou served as secretary of the RTDNF Board of Trustees, and for more than 20 years he was treasurer of the RTDNA Board of Directors. Lou has worked as a sports broadcaster, news director, a journalism professor. Lou and his wife Carole live near his alma mater, Penn State University. He is the author of several books on Penn State football, including The Penn State Football Encyclopedia, and was Director of the Penn State All Sports Museum.   The scholarship was established in 2001 in recognition of Lou’s service to RTDNA and RTDNF and his commitment to excellence in journalism. It is awarded to a journalism student who brings Lou's journalism values to covering sports. The recipient of the Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship receives $1,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

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