Preston Hiefield graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
While at Oregon, Hiefield served as the Assistant Sports Director of the campus radio station, KWVA. At KWVA, he called play-by-play of Oregon football, softball and soccer as well as high school football and basketball games in the Eugene area. Additionally, Hiefield hosted the sports department's flagship talk radio show, "Quack Smack," discussing the hottest topics in Oregon sports and interviewing a variety of guests including coaches and local and national broadcasters and writers. His favorite moments at KWVA were covering the first ever College Football Playoff game, where Oregon, led by Heisman Trophy Quarterback Marcus Mariota, defeated Florida State in the 2015 Rose Bowl, as well as hosting radio shows in Pasadena the week leading up to the game. While at Oregon, he also served as the Sports Director of the U of O's student television station for two years.
Upon graduation, Hiefield worked as a television production intern for ESPN's "SportsCenter Los Angeles." In addition to enhancing his producing and writing skills through the internship, his number one takeaway from working at ESPN was the culture of hard work, success and professionalism, which he strives to carry out on a daily basis at KVAL.
Outside of work, Hiefield enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing and watching basketball and tennis, and getting outdoors as much as possible.
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