Sports broadcast journalism has been my long time passion ever since I was fourteen years old.
I grew up in the suburbs of New York City, in the town of Livingston, New Jersey. My passion was piqued the summer between 8th grade and freshman year of High School when I attended the Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp at Montclair State University. At camp, I realized that sports broadcast journalism was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
In high school, I was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, lacrosse) and worked at the school’s TV studio. On the days I didn’t have my own games, I shot and directed the other games from a production van.
After graduating high school, I attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where I graduated in May 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. While there, I was member of Alpha Epsilon Pi and a sports reporter for Cronkite NewsWatch, the award-winning student newscast that airs live four days a week and reaches 1.2 million viewers. I also produced packages and reported for Sun Devils 101, a show that airs once a month on Fox Sports Arizona and is dedicated to ASU athletics.
During college, I was a sports intern at KTVK 3TV for a year, where I reported on-air and assistant produced for their high school show, the Varsity Zone. I helped build the Varsity Zone from the ground up in its first season. I was also a broadcast intern at ASU Media Relations for a semester and interned at CBS News in New York in the summer of 2010. While at CBS News, I anchored and shot the winning intern group project for that summer.
During my senior year, I worked as a sports multimedia journalist at KPNX 12 News, an NBC affiliate and Gannett owned station. I shot and edited high school football highlights for Friday Night Fever, and produced and edited packages of my games for the web.
After college, I began working for News 12 the Bronx/Brooklyn and MSG Varsity, as a freelance sports photographer. I was quickly promoted to reporting and producing. I currently report as a one-man band and producer sportscasts. I’ve had the opportunity to cover everything from the high school State Federation Tournament to LIU Brooklyn’s back-to-back NEC Championships to the Nets move to Brooklyn.
In my free time, I coach lacrosse at my alma mater. I also play lacrosse for a men’s club team and enjoy working out, playing and watching sports, and of course setting aside time to spend with my family and friends.
All my work is driven by my passion for sports. I love being able to share other peoples’ passion with sports fanatics all over the world. My dream is to be a sports multimedia journalist and anchor for a major network. The world of journalism is transitioning into a field where each individual journalist must be able to shoot, report, write, edit, and produce his own work. My studies and in-the-field experience provide me with the ability to handle all of aspects of broadcast journalism and thrive under deadline pressures.