Matt Hauswirth- CNY Central (Syracuse, NY)

In a coffee shop in Cooperstown, NY, Matt Hauswirth sat uploading video coverage of Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez’s Hall of Fame induction tour, before he was on to his next stop, to interview the athlete of the week.  

To add to his multitasking, as he edited his video, Hauswirth took the time to answer some questions I had for him over the phone.  

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Having the opportunity to interview someone that you’ve seen on television before was an absolute pleasure.  As of June 2016, Hauswirth, a West Virginia University graduate, can be seen anchoring the weekend sports report for CNY Central in his hometown of Syracuse, NY.

Prior to joining the CNY Central team, Hauswirth spent eight years in West Virginia working his way up in the sports media industry.  But more on that later. Continue reading “Matt Hauswirth- CNY Central (Syracuse, NY)”


Dave McMenamin: NBA Reporter ESPN (Cleveland, OH)

A couple of weeks ago, my dad emailed me an article from by Brent Axe.  Axe proposed a series on his blog called, “Almost Famous,” featuring Syracuse Alumni with success in the sports journalism field.

Although Axe only ended up doing one profile, I love the concept.  His first and only interview was with Dave McMenamin, whom, after reading the feature, I was compelled to reach out to.

I was lucky enough to get to speak to McMenamin on the phone about his time at Syracuse, and his progression in the sports journalism field.


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McMenamin at the time of Almost Famous was working as a writer for, but is now a Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for ESPN.

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Joe Cook: Inside (Austin, TX)

Inside Texas is a website that covers University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) sports.


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I reached out to one of their writers Joe Cook, a Longhorns alumni and 2016 journalism graduate.
Cook has been writing for Inside Texas since spring of his freshman year where he started as a baseball beat writer, and added responsibility over time.

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Tom Martin of Channel 4 News in Buffalo came into my sports journalism class this past fall to talk about his career and give us some tips.  After listening to him speak, I was inspired to reach out to him myself and learn more about his role in the Buffalo sports media.


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I spoke to Martin on the phone and was pleased to find out his first sports journalism endeavor was…a sports blog.


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Tom Martin: WIVB4 (Buffalo, NY)