Matt Long – News Bureau Chief
Matt began at the South Carolina Radio Network in 2006 as an intern. He’s since run the gamut at the network—as a sports reporter, producer, high school football show host, and weekend anchor. He now oversees the news product in every form, covers the Capitol during the legislative session and keeps an eye on South Carolina’s role in national politics.
Matt has not forgotten where he began as he oversees the selection and training of news interns each year.
He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and remains a hardcore Gamecock fan, which is both a blessing and a curse (as most USC grads know).
The oldest of six children, he enjoys reading about history and politics – a fun hobby in a state like South Carolina.
Bill Dubensky – News Reporter- Anchor
A native of Punxsutawney, PA, Bill got his start in broadcasting in 1984 by doing radio commercials for his mother’s small ice cream shop, which was in a mall in Punxsutawney. Two years later he got his first “paying job” in the business at WPXZ in Punxsutawney.
Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has worked in news at stations in Pennsylvania, Upstate New York, Virginia and a statewide network in Albany, NY. He has won various awards throughout his career and while in Virginia he was a board member and past president of the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Some of the high points of Bill’s career so far have been at Ground Zero in Manhattan on the fourth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Covering the full-time state legislature of New York. While in Virginia being the only one in the newsroom providing coverage after an earthquake in 2011. And his very busy first year in South Carolina.
Bill likes to jog and walk in his spare time and enjoy a good slice of pizza every now and then.
Jay Harper – News and Sports Anchor
Jay began his broadcasting career more than 30 years ago in high school in New Orleans, Louisiana and continued on-air while attending Louisiana State University. He has served in various on-air and management roles at radio and TV operations from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, to Kansas City, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Columbia, South Carolina.
Jay also spent time in the music business in Nashville, Tennessee where among other things he was National Promotion Manager for MCA Records where he worked with the likes of George Strait, Reba McEntire, and many others.
Jay first joined the South Carolina Radio Network as a news anchor in 2012. Now based in Charleston, Jay has recently added morning sports to his anchor duties.
On his own time, Jay is an on-air host and producer for the Citadel Sports Network, covering athletics for The Military College of South Carolina.
Jay has been married to his lovely bride Lisa for 27 years and has a son Nick and a daughter Katie. In his spare time Jay enjoys volunteering with the South Carolina Talking Library, acting in community theater, grilling out and spending time with family.
Renee Sexton – Anchor/Reporter
Renee Sexton has more than two decades of broadcast news experience. She began her career in radio in Dansville, New York, before working at ESPN. She then moved to Cincinnati where she worked for Metro Networks and 700WLW before switching to television and working as an assignment editor at WCPO and newscast producer at WKRC-TV. As a news anchor, she launched the 4 p.m. newscast for KIMT-TV in Iowa. In 2009 she moved to Columbia where she worked for WIS-TV as a producer, digital content producer and reporter until coming to the South Carolina Radio Network in 2017. Renee is a graduate of the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and is a native of western New York.
Will Palaszczuk – Sports Anchor/Reporter
Will Palaszczuk comes to South Carolina Radio Network after three years at SB Nation Radio as anchor and national weekend host. Will also served as an on-site reporter for SB Nation Radio, covering major bowl games, the NCAA Final Four and the Super Bowl. In addition to working in Columbia, Missouri where Will covered Mizzou and SEC football, he spent two summers broadcasting Minor League Baseball for franchises in Kinston, North Carolina and Savannah, Georgia where he called South Carolina home. Will is glad to be living once again in the Palmetto State.