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Alumnus Shehan Jeyarajah Joins CBS Sports as a National College Football Writer November 17, 2021

Posted by Mia Moody-Ramirez in : Uncategorized , trackback

Baylor Journalism, Public Relations and New Media alumnus Shehan Jeyarajah (BA, Class of 2016) joined CBS Sports as a National College Football Writer. His first day was Aug. 29.

In his new job, Jeyarajah takes a leading role in multimedia coverage at CBS, regularly contributing news writing, columns, picks and features that appear on http://CBSSports.com. He will also appear on the 24-hour CBS Sports HQ streaming channel heading forward.

Jeyarajah serves on the national board of the Football Writer’s Association of America (FWAA), works as one of 18 national selectors for the FWAA All-America team and votes for numerous other college football awards, including the Biletnikoff, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose, Nagurski and others. He is also a proud member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Prior to CBS Sports, Jeyarajah worked as college football editor and insider at Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, leading comprehensive coverage of the 47 institutions that play college football at all levels in Texas and writing cover stories for three football and two basketball magazines. He previously covered Big 12 and SEC football for Cox Media Group and contributed to college coverage at the Dallas Morning News.

Jeyarajah was the youngest writer honored in the FWAA’s Best Writing Contest in 2020 for his enterprise story on SMU’s Dallas Campaign and was named Outstanding Young Alumni by the Baylor Line Foundation in 2021.

While at Baylor, Jeyarajah served as the Lariat Sports Editor and a member of the editorial board.

The Coppell-native lives in Dallas with his wife, Bhargavi, a fellow 2016 Baylor graduate.



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