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Chapel Fowler

Sports Journalist For Hire

Location icon United States

Thanks for checking out my work! My name is Chapel Fowler, and I'm a senior journalism major at UNC-Chapel Hill. I'm also graduating in May 2020 and actively searching for post-grad jobs and internships in sportswriting.

In the fall of 2016, I wrote my first ever story for the Daily Tar Heel, UNC's independent student newspaper, on a volleyball match. Since then, I have:

-- Won state and national awards for my work covering North Carolina men's basketball, one of the state's most competitive beats

-- Interned in professional newsrooms (The Charlotte Observer and The Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press) where I covered everything from the NFL, NBA and NASCAR to summer-league baseball, high school field hockey and sand soccer tournaments

-- Served as a sports editor, senior writer and staff writer at the DTH, where I've covered virtually every sport on campus alongside major men's basketball and football games

-- Covered high school and college sports as an active and reliable freelancer for the (Raleigh) News & Observer, U.S. Lacrosse Magazine and Louisville Courier-Journal, among other outlets.

In the clips below, I hope you can get a sense of my writing style. I've picked out a variety of stories, including deadline gamers, in-depth profiles and enterprise stories, from the various publications I've worked for.

if you can't already tell, I'm hooked on sports journalism -- and I'd love to bring my obsession with great writing, reporting and storytelling to your news outlet! If you'd like to get in touch for any reason, you can find me on Twitter or LinkedIn by clicking the links below or email me at [email protected]

Portfolio

Most Recent Work

The Daily Tar Heel
02/09/2020
'Absolutely devastating': This loss, 98-96 in OT to Duke, is a brutal one for UNC

Only like this could Saturday so quickly turn from a night of triumph for UNC to one of tribulation. From a joyful court storm — yes, they even had the security guards ready — to another defeated trudge toward the locker room. From the definitive win of a topsy-turvy 2019 season to yet another rip-your-heart-out loss, this time against your biggest rival.

Profiles and Features

The Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press
06/22/2019
'Ahead of her time' at W&M, coach Jill Ellis eyes another Women's World Cup title

WILLIAMSBURG — Marsha Lycan, an assistant coach on the William & Mary women's soccer team, just finished a new project. It's part decoration, part history lesson. In her office, Lycan has meticulously printed and pasted the composite shots of every Tribe women's soccer team on two open walls.

Game Stories and Sidebars

The Daily Tar Heel
09/08/2019
'We're starting to turn some heads': In UNC's win, it's Sam Howell. Again.

In a 28-25 win over Miami, UNC started out hot, flirted with disaster, eventually lost its lead and, for the second week in a row, exorcised the fourth-quarter demons that have haunted it for the last two seasons behind a true first-year quarterback who looks like anything but.

The Daily Tar Heel
01/09/2020
After UNC's seventh loss of season, the Smith Center paints a bleak postgame scene

If any of UNC's seven losses this season truly cast a shadow of doubt on the team's NCAA Tournament chances, it was this one. Michigan, Ohio State, Gonzaga and Virginia are all ranked teams. An optimist could twist Wofford into a feel-out game, Cole Anthony's first on the sideline, and Georgia Tech into one of those early blips ACC teams so often have when conference play begins.

Enterprise

The Daily Tar Heel
12/02/2019
UNC rowing head coach resigns amid Title IX investigation

North Carolina rowing head coach Sarah Haney has resigned effective immediately, athletic director Bubba Cunningham announced in a statement Monday. Haney’s resignation came five days after The Daily Tar Heel obtained, through an anonymous source close to the program, an email from Cunningham that confirmed the existence of a University Title IX office investigation into the rowing program.

The Daily Tar Heel
01/03/2019
Why NBA players Harrison Barnes and Marvin Williams spoke out against Silent Sam

CHARLOTTE — When Harrison Barnes visited Chapel Hill late in the summer, a few months before he began his seventh NBA season, he described his former campus as “crazy." It had been around a week since Aug. 20, when protesters pulled down UNC’s Silent Sam statue the night before classes began.

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