I grew up in Columbus, Ohio. I’m the son of a cantor and a constitutional rights lawyer, which explains why 90% of my pets have been named for 1st Amendment cases.
My father has informed me that when I was a kid, I’d go out to the driveway with him and play wiffle-ball, and ask him to do play-by-play. Well, now I’m the one who wants to be in the broadcast booth.
I got into broadcasting at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, where I spent a whole lot of time in the radio station, fooling around with the equipment and playing music while speaking in Hebrew over the airwaves. I moved on to Brandeis University and WBRS (100.1 FM Waltham), where I spent three years on the executive board while running music, talk, and sports talk shows.
While at Brandeis, I also interned at Boston.com, the website for the Boston Globe. It was a terrific opportunity, and I got to focus on a subject I loved while working with some of the best in the business. On some weekends, I even found myself running the entire sports page on the website (with editorial oversight, of course).
I moved on to Syracuse University, where I got my master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications. In my time there, I was lucky enough to hook on as a play-by-play intern with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League and as a sports intern with WTOP-FM in Washington, DC.
I previously worked full-time at WCHL-AM in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a reporter/anchor, and did play-by-play, color commentary, hosting and reporting for the sports department. Since then, I worked for the Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League as a broadcast assistant, appearing on the air for the team on all home games and some road games as well. I also rolled tarp and danced around as the mascot on occasion.
I’m also a singer and music nut. At Brandeis, I was part of award winning all-male a cappella group VoiceMale. I’m also currently producing an album for an all-male group from the University of Massachusetts.