About Rashad Milligan
Jeffrey Rashad Milligan was born on January 19, 1995 in Marietta, Georgia. Growing up, he developed a passion for sports, specifically basketball after spending years of watching "Space Jam" and attending Atlanta Hawks games with his father. While emerging into a little league baseball star and a mediocre recreational league basketball player, Milligan decided at the age of 10 that he wanted to be a nationally televised sports analyst.
Milligan received his first official start as a contributor on NBA.com for the 2007 and 2008 NBA Mock Drafts, where he selected Al Horford No. 3 overall to the Atlanta Hawks and Marreese Speights No. 15 overall to the Phoenix Suns. Also around the period of 2007-2010, he created Atlanta Hawks highlight mixes he later uploaded to YouTube, which received thousands of views and even the No. 1 spot for Atlanta Hawks mixes from the blog "NBA 'From The Bench'."
As a freshman at Valdosta State University, Milligan placed only second to the University's senior sports editor in the school's Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship competition for sports writing. After his contest submission, he was recruited by The Spectator to become the beat reporter for the Lady Blazer softball team, which went to the 2014 NCAA Divisional II National Championship Game.
In the fall of 2014, Milligan transferred to Georgia State University and became a reporter for "Primetime Sportz TV." At Primetime, he learned to write, shoot and edit his own packages on a weekly basis. In July 2015, Milligan became the sports editor of The Signal, where he managed staffs ranging from one to six reporters. In 2016, Milligan joined the Action Sports and News team to contribute as a sports writer. In 2017, he placed first in the Sports Reporting Onsite Competition at the Southeastern Journalism Conference at the University of Mississippi, where 45 member colleges and universities across the states Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee represent the colleges present at the conference. Less than a week after his competition win, Milligan began an internship at Rolling Out Magazine, a media company with over 287,000 followers on Facebook. His first full-time job after college was being the city of Douglasville and crime beat reporter at the Douglas County Sentinel. Ten months later, he made history in a new position as the sports editor of The Valley Times-News. Milligan is the first-ever black editor at the newspaper.
As a student, Milligan has made the Dean's List a combined four times. He accomplished the feat twice at Valdosta State University as a Mass Media major and twice at Georgia State University as a Journalism major and Theatre minor.
He also enjoys creating, writing, starring and directing in his own online sketches, which most recently includes the ongoing "Primetime is All The Time" campaign. His acting credits include Donald Glover's "Atlanta" on FX, "Devious Maids" on LifeTime, the upcoming movie "Step Sisters," the 2018 film "The Pact," and Katie Carpenter's "Maid to Order" online series.
As a hip-hop journalist, Milligan has covered the 2015 and 2016 A3C hip-hop festival's in addition to the profile pieces of Larry League and Daylan Gideon. He has also featured Gucci Mane, T.I., Lil Yachty, RobOlu, Sid Worthy, and Jason Steele on his series.
As a musician, he taught himself how to play the piano as well as a handful of other percussion instruments, after learning to play the Trombone in middle school. He released his first music project "Dean's List" on July 28, 2015 and his songs posted online have been played thousands of times in over 90 countries. In his spare time, Milligan creates DJ mixes under the alias of "DJ Milkshake ATL."