Awards

Emmy – 2006 Mid Atlantic Chapter for Producing - Regularly Scheduled Daily or                   Weekly Sports Program - Out of Bounds  (also nominated in ’07 & ’08)

 Associated Press – 2006 & 2007 - 1st Place, Pennsylvania Best News or Sports                   Talk Program - Out of Bounds

Summary

Emmy Award winning Philadelphia Sports Producer with 20 years experience covering everything from local high school football to the World Series champs. Recently started own Media/Marketing company Shurilla Guerrilla which focuses on using social media platforms to promote and cover events.

Versatile and expert story teller executed through editing, producing and writing. Producer who understands the complexities and pressures of generating quality content on tight deadlines and budgets.

Professional skills include:

  • Producing
  • Social Media Services 
  • Anchoring/Hosting/Play-by-Play 
  • Video Journalism
  • Maintain Web Content         
  • Staff Management

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Producer/Reporter/Blogger

Short Productions

Working on various projects including coverage of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "All in for Kids"charity poker event featuring interviews with top professionals Phil Helmuth, Phil Ivey and Annie Duke.

2008 - Present

Sideline Reporter

TOUCHDOWN RADIO PRODUCTIONS

Broadcast nationally syndicated college football games with Heisman Trophy winner Gino Toretta including Penn St. vs. Michigan St. for Big Ten regular season championship.

2009 - Present

Adjunct Professor - Sports & Technology

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

Examine, explore and analyze the interaction between sports and technology in contemporary America. Students indentify technological issues that intertwine with sports, on the playing field and as an industry, and discuss their immediate and potential impacts. Topics include everything from 1940s MLB television coverage to the Twitter effect.

2010 - Present

President

Shurilla Guerrilla

A media/marketing company that specializes in using social media tools to promote events, businesses and philanthropic missions.  Our strategies implement blogs, tweets and likes, along with videos and creative writing into overall marketing plans.

Provide social media solutions that allow companies to use technology in innovative ways to ignite and cultivate conversations on a daily basis.Develop campaigns from concept to implementation for social media marketing, advertising and audience outreach.

For event coverage, blogs, videos and photos are just some of the ways Shurilla Guerrilla creates buzz before, during and after the big day. We help you reach sponsors, donors and participants and make your event more than just a one day affair.

Clients Include: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Responsible for promoting high profile tournaments in conjunction with Poker Marketing Director. Maintain website content, including: results, photographs, blogs and profiles of regional and national players.

Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Challenge

Promote the tournament in advance, highlight celebrities, participants and sponsors during the event, and use blog for future promotion. 

Celebrities include: Mike Ditka, Michael Vick, Joe Flacco, Mike Tirico and Herm Edwards

2008 - 2010

Play-by-Play Broadcaster

PSFCA EAST WEST ALL STAR GAME

Voice of the annual all star football game featuring the best high school players in Pennsylvania.

  • Cover week long activities including practices, clinics and banquets to gather in-depth knowledgeof the players and coaches.
  • Broadcast the live game to more than 10 million Pennsylvanians in 3.3 million homes on nearly150 cable systems. The game is carried on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA).
2003 - 2009

Senior Coordinating Producer

CN8, The Comcast Network

Produced complex daily sports talk show "Out of Bounds." The debate style format required coordinating timely topics from experts in Philadelphia, Boston, New York & D.C. and how they impacted the four cities. 

  • Supervised Out of Bounds staff of six including: producers, photographers and editors. Daily responsibilities included coordination of all script writing, video selection and implementation of sound bites from raw tape and feeds.
  • Pitched human interest stories and brought the dramatic pieces to life from conception to completion. Researched, interviewed, wrote, produced and reported the monthly projects, including a feature on Adam Taliaferro and life after being paralyzed as a Penn State football player.
  • Coordinated multiple departments (production, graphics & control room) in executing the daily intricacies of a four city show. The complex format featured 6 live mics, full screen graphics, tape rolls and timed segments
  • Reported Live from championship events including the World Series, Stanley Cup Playoffs and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  Sideline Reporter of live college football broadcasts with interesting features and unique tidbits during Villanova, Delaware & Penn games.
  • Implemented special programming that contributed to a uniquely creative environment. Projects included the "Movie Show," a comprehensive year‑ender, and live postgame shows following Phillies, Flyers and Sixers games.
  • Interviewed, instructed & evaluated college students as Internship Coordinator. Designed the program that utilized the interns as production assistants on a daily basis, year round.
2002 - 2003

Weekend Sports Anchor

WGAL-TV

Anchored with flair, wit and accuracy the 6 and 11 pm sportscasts.  The five minute hyper-local shows featured teams and athletes in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas.

  • Produced and wrote local and regional highlights including Philadelphia & Baltimore pro teams. 
  • Reported live for Football Friday with multiple hits from weekly high school game of the week.
  • Covered impacting news stories, including 9/11 memorial and 2003 blizzard.
2001 - 2002

Sports Anchor/Reporter

WDFN-AM

Anchored, wrote and produced updates for the market's #1 all-sports station.

  • Covered Pistons, Lions, Red Wings and Tigers' practices and games on a daily basis.
  • Reported for nationally syndicated shows on ESPN & Fox Radio networks with live game updates.
1995 - 2001

Weekend Sports Anchor

WTAJ-TV

 Anchored upbeat, accurate and hpyer-local sportscasts. Wrote, produced and edited all material.

  • Covered Pittsburgh sports teams weekly, including Steelers as beat reporter.
  • Shot and edited highlights and feature packages.
  • Reported on local high school and college teams, including Penn State.

Education

Education

BA English Journalism

Communications Minor