Despina Barton, Reporter
Despina Barton joined the Spectrum Sports team as a Video Journalist in February of 2012. She makes the transition to the editorial side of sports after serving as the Marketing Coordinator for the Central Florida area.
Despina spent time as an Associate Producer with Ivanhoe Broadcast News, part of the Production Team with FoxSports, and as a freelancer with ESPN, TNT, and NBA Entertainment.
Despina graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Radio/Television Broadcast.
Despina enjoys showcasing the talents of student-athletes around Central Florida. The Tampa native can relate to many of the athletes she covers because she too excelled as an athlete in competitive figure skating and basketball.
Despina has successfully turned her passion for sports and media into her business. You can still find her organizing company-wide basketball game nights and taking morning jogs around Orlando’s beautiful and plentiful lakes. She also enjoys traveling to new cities and trying to discover the best scallop recipe in the country.
Despina aspires to becoming a sports anchor, along with having the opportunity to share her coaching style with a young women’s basketball league.
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