Tommy Booras has had two careers: sports broadcasting and teaching broadcasting and communication. He worked at TV and radio stations in Houston, suburban Dallas, Shreveport and northwest Arkansas for nearly 17 years. Booras won 12 awards in TV and radio from three state broadcasting associations. Booras was a TV sports videographer/editor/reporter/producer, and a radio/TV baseball play-by-play announcer for a minor league baseball team. His second career has been teaching broadcasting and communication courses at several universities, including Ole Miss, Western Kentucky University and the University of Arkansas. He joined UK in January 2019 from Tennessee State University in Nashville.