Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu pinch-hits as sports anchor

Early Friday morning, CBS3 executive producer Paul Pozniak emailed Villanova sports information director Michael Sheridan, asking if one of his players might one to serve as guest sportscaster that night. Sheridan reached out to Wright, who immediately thought of Ochefu, a natural and gifted public speaker. Check out Daniel in action here.


Sixers broadcasters Abdelnaby, Zumoff to call hoops at Olympics

by Bob Cooney of Philly.com “ALAA ABDELNABY remembers the embarrassment he felt as a young boy growing up in North Jersey. He’d go to a friend’s house with orders from his mom, Selia, to call her when he got there. Being a dutiful son, Abdelnaby would make the call. When he assured her he was fine, he was always met with silence at the other end. He could feel his mom’s impatience growing through the phone line. Selia didn’t want to hear her son’s words in English, but rather in Arabic.

 Abdelnaby, who just completed his first season as the color analyst for Sixers’ telecasts on Comcast SportsNet with play-by-play man Marc Zumoff, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, before his family moved to New Jersey when Abdelnaby was 2. It was important to his mother that her son, a McDonald’s all-American at Bloomfield High School before playing for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, be fluent in Arabic while growing up American.”

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Tirico Departs ESPN for NBC Sports

“Mike is an elite talent who can contribute to all of our biggest events,” said Sam Flood, executive producer of NBC Sports. “The opportunity to add Mike to NBC Sports Group’s lineup, which is already the strongest in sports broadcasting, was too good to be true.” Read on to learn more about the move.

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Sports anchor encourages perseverance

Making the most of opportunities and learning from mistakes were among the tips that Philadelphia TV personality Ducis Rodgers passed on to students during a visit to Pottstown’s Rupert Elementary School on Monday. Find out what kind of advice Ducis gave here.