New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Audition for Sports Radio Position

Although he is prohibited from seriously seeking other employment while in office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will host two shows this week (Monday and Tuesday) on WFAN 660-AM New York. Christie is a regular on the stations morning program “Boomer and Carton” so it would not be a surprise to see Christie in the booth when his term ends in January 2018.

Read more about Christie’s potential new career here.

Ray Lewis joins Fox Sports 1 as NFL Analyst

After being let go by ESPN in May, former Baltimore Raven star Ray Lewis has joined Fox Sports 1 as an NFL analyst. Lewis’ 13 Pro Bowl selections and two Super Bowl rings make him an easy choice for the spot on FS1’s Undisputed. 

Read more about Lewis’ new role here.

Karl Ravech will replace Chris Berman as Home Run Derby Broadcaster

Karl Ravech will be replacing Chris Berman as the broadcaster of this years Home Run Derby. ESPN announced in January that Berman would be stepping down from his duties at the Derby as well as his spot on NFL Studio Programming but would be staying with the company in other roles. Ravech has been with ESPN since 1993 and is well known for being the host of Baseball Tonight, you can read more about the change here.

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Josh Norman to work as NFL commentator for Fox Sports

The Redskins’ highly prized offseason free agent signing will join Fox Sports as a regular contributor this season, according to Emily Kaplan of MMQB.com. Read more about Josh’s second job here.

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Brendan Burke replaces Howie Rose as Islanders play-by-play announcer

MSG Networks announced Thursday that he will succeed Howie Rose as the lead TV play-by-play voice for the Islanders alongside analyst Butch Goring. Read more about Burke’s “dream job” here.

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White Sox name new TV announcer to sub for Hawk Harrelson

The Sox chose Benetti, 32, after an extensive search. A graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School who grew up in Homewood as a Sox fan, Benetti has been doing play-by-play on college football and basketball for ESPN since 2011. Read more about Benetti’s incredible journey here.

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Josh Elliot Sets Early Exit From NBC Sports

News and sports anchor Josh Elliot is leaving NBC Sports after less than 2 years. According to a statement by NBC, “Josh and NBC Sports mutually decided to part ways, and we wish him the best of luck in the future”. You can read more about Josh’s decision after the jump.

What it’s like to work at a news station

At WREX-TV in Quincy, Illinois, this is what goes into producing a nightly newscast.

Or at least, how it was presented to the viewer…

Young aspiring broadcasters make their name known throughout the country

Pete Sousa- spent two weeks at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas covering action for the D-League and NBA Entertainment

Kristalyn Anderson- is now an account executive at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Eddie Caiazzo- continues to increase distribution outlets of the GolfTalk Live radio and the Traveling Golfer television shows. The national award-winning radio show is set to expand to ESPN Lehigh Valley in early 2014

Yossie Goldstein- is now a freelance newscaster at WBCB radio in Levittown, PA

Joe Vasile- won Broadcaster of the Year for the Coastal Plain League!

Brian Seltzer, host for the 76ers Radio Network, shares how a chance encounter has developed into an invaluable friendship

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October’s client of the month has quite the resume and is always looking to improve his craft with the help of Marc Zumoff. He is heading into his third season as host for the Philadelphia 76ers Radio Network, anchoring pre-game and halftime coverage. He has provided play-by-play commentary for University of Pennsylvania football radio broadcasts for the past seven seasons, and – this fall – will be entering his ninth season in the same capacity for UPenn’s Men’s Basketball team. Brian serves as the 97.5 FM The Fanatic news anchor, delivering local ‘SportsCenter’ update reports during morning and afternoon drive time programming.

His past assignments include three years – from 2010 through 2012 – providing radio play-by-play commentary for the Reading Phillies, the Double-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. He also spent four years – from 2006 through 2009 – as the Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter for 950 AM ESPN / 97.5 FM The Fanatic, covering the team on a year-round, daily basis, while co-hosting talk shows with Brian Dawkins, DeSean Jackson, and Brian Westbrook. 

Brian was kind enough to say this about Marc, when asked about how he has helped him pursue his broadcasting career…

“Without question, Marc has, hands down, been one of the most influential people to have played a role in my professional and personal development.

I first met Marc in passing a little more than 10 years ago at  the Wells Fargo Center, on a night that I was working as a runner for the NBA on TNT crew.  Having goals of pursuing a career in sports broadcasting, I approached him and introduced myself, which led to an exchange of e-mail addresses.

In what is a total testament to Marc’s character, and his absolute commitment to helping others, that random, chance encounter has since developed into an invaluable mentorship and friendship.  Over the past decade and change, I honestly don’t think there’s been a single message – by phone, text, or e-mail – I’ve sent to Marc that he hasn’t answered, and I’ve bugged him with hundreds of them (as text and Gmail archives verified to me!).

As accomplished as Marc is at what he does, the quality I admire most about him is his overall outlook on and approach to life. He seems to appreciate what he’s got, keeps the big picture issues in perspective, and has established balance.  More than any feedback he’s ever given me on my work, this example that Marc sets has left the greatest impression on me.

Check out some broadcasting samples of Brian Seltzer’s work below:

Penn Football vs. Dartmouth 2013

Penn Men’s Basketball vs. Dartmouth 2014

Favorite Quotes:

Be humble, but hungry” – Brian Dawkins                          “Think the thought” – Marc Zumoff