Tommy Booras has had two careers: sports broadcasting and teaching broadcasting and communication. Booras worked at TV and radio stations in Houston, suburban Dallas, Shreveport and northwest Arkansas for nearly 17 years. He won twelve 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. Booras's second career was to teach broadcasting and communication courses at several universities, including Ole Miss and the University of Arkansas. He joins UK from Tennessee State University in Nashville.