Jesse Temple, sports reporter

Posted on April 24, 2013

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As a sports reporter for FOX Sports Wisconsin, Jesse Temple pretty much gets to call his own shots.

“Nobody really sends me [on assignments]. I say ‘Hey, this is what I’d like to do,’” says Temple, 28. “It’s kind of fun to explore new towns.”

Temple moved to Wisconsin just 18 months ago.

“I didn’t know anything about Madison when I got here,” he says. “But people love Badgers’ sports, so if that’s what you do for a living, it’s nice that people are really passionate about what you cover.”

He’s hoping this isn’t his last stop, however. He wants Madison to be a journalism stepping-stone for something greater.

“My goal, since I started, has been to figure a way to become a national writer,” he says. “So I’m still waiting and hoping that happens.”

Until then, though, he’ll keep enjoying what he has in Madison. “The one thing that I can honestly say is I totally love this job, and I know that a lot of people can’t say that.”

— Sean Zak