Carrie Roper

Carrie Roper is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Las Vegas. She is an Emmy-Award winning producer with more than a decade of experience in television, entertainment and production. Her former credits include her work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, MORE Access, JASH, and Bunim-Murray.

In A Time With No Sports, Esports Evolves as The Surprise MVP

Picture this. A world with no screaming at the TV screen on football Sunday. No crowds packing arenas for an NBA game. A world where we aren’t checking our phones obsessively for the latest baseball stats on ESPN. It’s not hard to imagine because right now we are living that sad reality. Luckily, there is a saving grace – esports. This pandemic has brought about so many changes but one clear winner in all of this as we’ve been at home has been gaming . Leagues such as...

The Technology-Driven College Degree of The Future

Who would have thought a virtual graduation would be a possibility in 2020? Thanks to technology, it is. This weekend we witnessed the first virtual graduation ceremony called Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. Graduates from across the U.S. thanked their teachers and told their stories while the biggest athletes and celebrities honored them. The ceremony even included a commencement speech by former President Barack Obama which has gained lots of attention. But...

Post Grad Life Post COVID-19

Spring has sprung and typically this is the time of opportunity and excitement – for graduates especially. High-school is done and many are planning a move away to college for the first time. For college graduates, this is the time of starting your career. But let’s be honest. That was last year. This is now. As we navigate a whole new world in the midst of a pandemic, the time of optimism has turned to uncertainty. Many of us need guidance in trying to make sense out of what is...

HBO Max Announces Official Launch Date

“Where HBO meets so much more.” That’s the tagline for the new, highly-anticipated platform, HBO Max. This morning, WarnerMedia finally announced the official launch date for its new streaming service to premiere on Wednesday, May 27th. The service will be available for $14.99 per month, the same price as HBO Now. HBO Max will have everything from new originals to the reunion we’ve all been waiting for. The Friends reunion special will feature all six stars from the hit show and...

Is Love Really Blind?

Before we were all binge watching Tiger King on Netflix, there was another hit series that captivated our attention and had us asking one question: is love really blind? The surprise hit reality dating show, Love Is Blind put that exact theory to the test thanks to the help of thirty millennials. The premise seems simple enough. Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy sees girl for the first time face to face. Yep, you read that order right. Men and women date in separate rooms called...

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