The Chronicle presents ‘The Baseline’

The Baseline is a new online sports show produced by The Chronicle. It will feature (from left to right) Timothy Ramsey, Jazmine Charles and Jamaal Fowler.

The Chronicle presents ‘The Baseline’
October 17
02:00 2019

The Chronicle newspaper has been bringing local news to the people of Forsyth County for 45 years. As technology has advanced, the media must do the same, which is why we are bringing new online video content to accompany our weekly newspaper.

One of those new shows we plan to rollout soon is called The Baseline. It is a debate style sports show starring Jazmine Charles (moderator), Jamaal Fowler (host) and me (host). Since our new location is a former bank, we have turned the former bank vault into a recording studio and it is aptly called “The Vault.”

Charles will serve as the individual to keep Fowler and me in check, so to speak. She was born in Winston-Salem and attended Central Davidson High School. She attended Lenoir-Rhyne University where she starred on the basketball team. She has played professional basketball overseas and is currently a coach/trainer at the CP3 Academy.

Charles has been attracted to sports since she was a young child. She began playing soccer and softball before picking up basketball in elementary school. She played multiple sports throughout high school before heading off to college.

While in college, Charles achieved a long list of accomplishments including: All-Freshman Team, Player of the Year in the South Atlantic Conference in her junior year, All-Conference for three years, Division II All-American as a junior, nominated for woman of the year and holds the record for three-point field goals made at Lenoir-Rhyne. She has played overseas in England and Romania. She says her experience playing overseas was very different from playing in the United States, but it gave her invaluable experience that enhanced her game.

Charles was not expecting to enjoy her position at CP3 as much as she has, but she has really grown to love what she is doing. She has a deep love for sports and knows this is not the norm for most women.

Charles says she was excited when the opportunity for the show was presented to her. She knows it’s not the norm for women to be into sports as much as she is. Ironically, she has a broadcasting and public relations degree from Lenoir-Rhyne, so she feels this is a great opportunity to get back into another passion of hers.

Fowler is also a Winston-Salem native and a North Forsyth graduate. The former Viking has always had a love for youth sports, dating back to when he was a child. He fondly remembers going to a Parkland/Carver game when he was 10 years old and how great the atmosphere was.

Keeping up with sports in the Triad is a passion for Fowler. He spends a lot of his time off from work researching stats and records, talking with players and coaches, and dissecting head-to-head matchups so he can stay informed.

Fowler began doing his weekly matchups and rankings on social media about a year ago, before bringing it to The Chronicle. He enjoys creating a conversation piece that brings attention to the phenomenal talent the Triad has to offer.

Fowler says his first thought was “heck yeah, let’s go,” when the idea for the podcast was presented to him. As a big sports fan, this was the perfect platform for him to express his ideas and would love for the show to eventually spread throughout the state of North Carolina.

Lastly, I (Timothy Ramsey) am a native of Washington D.C. and made my way to the Triad area through college. My path to the Triad was paved through running track, where I received numerous awards and accomplishments on both levels, such as All-District honors, All-Area honors, All-American (high school and college), team MVP, Division II national champion, and I hold the record in two separate events at my high school, after only running track for my senior year.

I initially attended St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, but transferred to the North Carolina A&T State University, where I graduated with a degree in Mass Communications with a focus in multi-media.

I was a member of the 2001 Division II outdoor track and field national championship team from St. Augustine’s before finishing up my career at A&T. I played high school football as well.

I have always been a sports fan, due to my father and grandfather being avid fans themselves. Keeping up with stats, records and all-time great players was a passion of mine since playing John Madden football on the Sega Genesis gaming console.

The idea for this show came to me after starting the weekly sports column I write for The Chronicle each week. I have received some very encouraging emails pertaining to my column, so when our publisher, James Taylor, stated he wanted to build a studio, it seemed like destiny.  

Our goal is to bring sports news to a younger generation. We all know people are locked into their phones, now more than ever, so we want to generate content that is knowledgeable, entertaining and fun. 

So, stay tuned for The Baseline on all social media platforms, coming soon.

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