Jack Frederick

Staff writer at The Wilson Times, Johnstonian News

Location icon United States

My name is Jack Frederick and I'm a working sports reporter working for a daily and weekly newspaper in eastern North Carolina. I first became passionate about writing in fifth grade when I started a newspaper with my friends that we could circulate to our classmates.

During my time writing and reporting, I've had bylines for 12 different news organizations across the state. While honing my craft writing about topics like sports, politics and local affairs, I've become just as comfortable covering a school board meeting as I am at a basketball game. While serving as Assistant Sports Editor at The Daily Tar Heel my junior and senior year at UNC, I've become a dependable writer, editor and reporter who knows how to make a deadline and is passionate about the future of the journalism industry.



'Not all police officers are bad:' Durham Police Athletic League builds trust through basketball

As the Saturday morning rain pooled in the parking lot, a dozen Durham Police Department squad cars sat parked along the sidewalk leading up to the Holt Athletic Association Gymnasium. To passersby, the outside view may have signaled something was wrong. But within the yellow walls of the gym, cheers and laughter bubbled over, disarming any thought of danger.

The Daily Tar Heel
The history of the UNC-Duke rivalry, from its origins to now

Meanwhile, the Dukes, staunch Democratic Republicans, funneled money from their tobacco empire into Trinity College, which moved to Durham in 1892 and was renamed Duke in 1924. In all of their actions, the families were determined not to be outdone by the other.


Johnstonian News
Returning to Wiffle Ball 'a blessing' for Adams

SMITHFIELD - Returning to the game he loves in the 2019 North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament has been a blessing for Jordan Adams. "Every day I'm blessed," Adams said. "I'm blessed to be here. Don't take every day for granted, that's for sure. Every day when I wake up, I count my blessings."

UNC Media Hub
'I was paralyzed:' A marathoner's worst nightmare turns into a miracle - UNC Media Hub

Story by: Jack Frederick Photos and video by: Landon Cooper and Kathy Soule Anastasia Soule felt sick, but she'd long been looking forward to the weekend ahead of her. Years before she boarded a plane at Raleigh-Durham Airport for New Orleans, Soule declared it would be the destination for her 21st birthday weekend.

Game stories

Greensboro News and Record
N.C. A&T squeaks past rival N.C. Central

DURHAM - Before their game on Saturday, head coach Jay Joyner made a deal with his N.C. A&T men's basketball team, pending a win over N.C. Central. "(The deal was) less running in practice and more teaching," Joyner said.

The Daily Tar Heel
Johnson, Maye and Williams see UNC basketball careers end against Auburn

Instead of a championship feeling - like the Tar Heels had hoped for - the three veterans for the North Carolina men's basketball team felt the heartache of a 17-point, 97-80 gut-punch loss to Auburn in the Sweet 16, which brought their college careers to a close.

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