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ESPN's Jay Harris to Take Over ODU's Instagram Account Monday

ESPN anchor and Old Dominion University alum Jay Harris '87 will take over the University's Instagram stories from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8.

Harris, who plans to show a day in the life as an alum of ODU and possibly answer questions, graduated with a bachelor's degree in speech communication. He credits Old Dominion for his broadcasting success.

"I think to be a good broadcaster and a good journalist you need a certain amount of confidence," he said in a Monarch Magazine article in 2017. "You put yourself out there to be criticized, for your work to be criticized. My ODU experience gave me that confidence because I was able to really get involved in campus student leadership organizations. ODU allowed me to grow up."

He also serves on the Board of Visitors and aims to make sure "ODU is seen as a leading institution, not only in the state, but in the country. We were always like the little engine that could. Instead, people should think of ODU as the world-class university that it is."

You can follow ODU on Instagram at @olddominionu. For more about Harris, click this link.

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