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’ve worked for several minor league baseball teams, calling more than 800 games in my career while running media relations departments and contributing in social media, sales and marketing.
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.