Gino Terrell

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Location
Twin Cities, MN
School
Hamline University
Expertise
Pop Culture, TV, Sports
  • Gino Terrell has done red carpet interviews with celebs like Flo Rida, Donnie Wahlberg, Olivia Caridi, and Super Bowl champion Orlando Pace.
  • He has also directed, executive produced and played the antagonist of a short film called "Club City," written by his brother Mario Terrell II, and had his very own crime drama win awards and draw recognition on the film festival circuit.
  • He also worked as a hype man for both the MLB's Minnesota Twins (on the Twins Rally Team) and NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves (on Action Pack).

Experience

Gino Terrell was named the National Association of Black Journalists 2017 Student Journalist of the Year and received four additional honors by the organization that recognized his reporting, photography, and multimedia journalism talents. Terrell is also a three-time finalist at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards (via Los Angeles Press Club) including being named a top 5 finalist for Best Online Celebrity Feature for an interview feature he wrote on Guinness Book of World Records "Most Downloaded" person, model Cindy Margolis. Terrell was also a second place runner up for Best TV/Personality Profile at the 2019 SoCal Journalism Awards for an interview feature he wrote on WE tv's "LA Hair" celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble. Gino Terrell has published bylines all around the nation's 15th largest media market in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for the following outlets: Twin Cities Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN's No. 1 newspaper), Hubbard Broadcasting Inc., KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News affiliate), Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, MinnPost, Twin Cities Daily Planet and AdoptAClassroom.org. Outside Minnesota, he's been published in FanSided, Shadow & Act and the now-defunct MCXV and Creative Unity, respectively.

Education

Gino Terrell is a Hamline University graduate, who received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. In 2014, he was one of two students in Minnesota to receive the MN SPJ Student Scholarship for journalism excellence. There, he wrote for the school's storied newspaper The Oracle — notably landing honors from the Associated Collegiate Press, National Association of Black Journalists, and Society of Professional Journalists — for three years before founding and serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning publication Pipers In-Depth, which received 17 honors, including Terrell being named the National Association of Black Journalist Student of the Year in part for the endeavor.
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