About Kurtis

Sports media has been my passion for as long as I can remember.  I am Kurtis Quillin and I am currently the Sports Director at KCEN-TV, the NBC affiliate serving the Waco/Temple/Killeen area.

I started at KCEN in July 2016 after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Sports Media.  Since then, I’ve covered stories of all kinds including a community surrounding a beloved coach with cancer, a remarkable turnaround in football at an area high school, a petition to disannex a portion of a town, the Sutherland Springs church massacre, Hurricane Harvey and more.  In early 2017, I was awarded honorable mention in the Excellence in My Market Awards for a story I did in Nov. 2016 after a high school senior saved a woman’s life after her car was swept from the road during a flash flood.

After covering the Baylor Lady Bears’ run to the national championship in 2019, I was promoted to Weekend Sports Anchor and Sports Reporter in time for the 2019 football season. During that time, I covered a historic 2019 Baylor football season which not only included the school’s first berth in the Big 12 Conference Championship Game, but a trip to the Sugar Bowl and was almost immediately followed by Matt Rhule’s departure for the NFL. I was among the first local reporters to have it confirmed.

Then, in November 2020, I was promoted to Sports Director and have helped our sports department have more original web stories in a short time and continue to build and modernize our robust sports coverage in a unique market. Our department was able to send people to both NCAA Tournament bubbles to cover runs in March and we turned more original feature stories during those runs than any other station in the market while still covering the games in an in-depth manner.

While a student at Oklahoma State, I anchored and reported news and sports for OStateTV, including serving as main anchor for The Poke Report.  In that time, I was honored with 1st place in Sports Anchor and Sports Story at the BEA Festival of Media Arts in addition to 2nd place Sports News Program, 1st place radio play-by-play from the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association and more.

Below is my most recent demo reel and samples of my work can be found under Multimedia Samples.