How did you become a reporter for the Marlies?

I mean, I'm not a reporter "for" them, but rather about them. As for how that came about? I noticed a lack of people talking about the team, got myself in touch with the right people at the time, turned that into getting some free tickets so I could at least follow the games, and eventually parlayed that into getting into the press box.
It was a right place right time scenario, really. Almost every person I dealt with at the time is gone and there isn't really a void to fill any more. I can't give direct advice for them, but the in-general advice I can give is to ways you can help someone out before you ask them to help you. Give, at the very least, what you get. Find situations where you can do that.