A blog post by Charleston Daily Mail Editor and Publisher Brad McElhinny
Marcus Constantino is a can-do kind of guy. You might see his work in the form of stories, photo or video. He received praise recently for his compilation of an interactive, multimedia timeline from the West Virginia water contamination.
Marcus is a December graduate of Marshall University and grew up in the Bluefield area. He was an intern here at the Daily Mail in 2012, when he showed similar ability to tell stories in a variety of ways. Keep looking for his name because you never know what kind of story it might show up on. Here’s a little bit more about him:
Name: Marcus Constantino
Lives in: Belle, W.Va.
Hometown: Bramwell, W.Va.
Position at the Daily Mail: Multimedia reporter
Graduated from: Marshall University
With a degree in: Online Journalism
Twitter handle: @amtino
1. What was your first job? Part-time radio station weekend guy. I mostly worked the soundboard during WVU games and NASCAR races, but nudged myself on air whenever I could.
2. What made you want to become a journalist? I designed a website for my high school newspaper (check it out – go Beavers! http://bhs.merc.k12.wv.us/beavervoice ) when I was in 10th grade. I was already interested in photography at the time, so the newspaper website gave me an outlet for my photos, motivation to get better at it, and naturally led me into storytelling through words, too.
3. What do you like most about your job? Traveling to different parts of my beautiful state and meeting interesting characters and hearing great stories. The least? Breaking news that hits RIGHT when I’m about to get off of work…