Since I was 10, I have dreamed of becoming a sports broadcaster. Although that dream has evolved into becoming a television play-by-play announcer in the NHL, I have commentated several sports and made connections with many people.
I am the Broadcast/Media Relations Assistant of the Reading Royals. The Royals have made the playoffs the last nine seasons and won the Kelly Cup in 2013. They are the affiliate of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms. I announced two games for the Royals during the 2016-17 season on the Royals Radio Network.
I am the Media Director of the Temple University Ice Hockey Club. I am in charge of creating broadcasts of games on YouTube, organizing live streams, managing the team website's writing staff, bringing sponsorships to the club, and more. I also announce for the team and write for the website.
I am the Assistant Sports Director for WHIP Radio, Temple University's Student-run radio station. I create schedules, interview applicants, manage broadcast teams, and help with the station website. I also host shows during the sports segments and am typically on-air for a few hours per week. I used to write and record the "Sports Update", which is a daily recap of sports news, for the station.
I announced the Temple Owls men's basketball team's home games for WHIP Radio during the 2017-18 season. Generally, I did color commentary, but I did play-by-play for a few games.
In high school, I announced hockey, basketball, football, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and even eSport auto racing for a website called RaceDepartment, the largest eSport auto racing site in the world. I announced its premier eSport racing leagues, including its GT and MX5 series.
After my freshman year at Temple, I was awarded the Gene Hart Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was given to the person who best exemplified Gene Hart's professional and personal career values. Hart was the voice of the Flyers for almost three decades and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.
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