|Position:||Athletic Public Relations Video Specialist/SpiderTV|
Blake Ellett is in his eleventh year working for the Athletic Department at the University of Richmond. For the past five years he has served as the Video Specialist for Athletic Public Relations. Prior to that, Ellett was the Assistant Video Coordinator for the Spider Football team.
In his current position he manages all SpiderTV video productions as well as directing the in-game video boards at Robins Stadium and the Robins Center. Ellett also produces and directs select men’s and women’s basketball games that were broadcast locally on WTVR 6 as well as nationally on MASN and Comcast.
In 2013, Ellett won an Emmy Award for best one-time sport special he co-produced and directed entitled Richmond Basketball: The Tradition Spins On in the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter.
Prior to Richmond, Ellett worked for the Richmond Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of Atlanta, for ten years. Ellett started his tenure with the Braves as a cameraman and eventually rose to the position of Video Board Director. He managed a three-man camera crew and closely coordinated with the sound room to put together an entertaining production for fans.
A native of Mechanicsville, Va., Ellett graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism. He was awarded the Virginia Associated Press Award in 2005 for the best TV feature at college level for a story on the Richmond Mounted Division.
Ellett currently resides in Mechanicsville, Va. with his wife Jennifer and their two children.