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Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

James Santelli

Class of 2014, Bachelor's

SPORTS EXPERIENCE – I have covered marquee sporting events around the world, including the Olympic Games, NCAA Tournament, Stanley Cup Playoffs and MLB Playoffs. My work has appeared in such outlets as, Pittsburgh Sports Report, Pittsburgh Magazine,,, Neon Tommy and

COLLEGE – I graduated from the University of Southern California, majoring in Broadcast and Digital Journalism (Major GPA: 3.98) and minoring in Sports Media Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

TELEVISION – At USC, I spent three years covering sports for Annenberg TV News, eventually producing nightly sportscasts as Associate Sports Director. I also reported stories, wrote copy, edited video and created graphics. For Time Warner Cable SportsNet, I worked as a production intern for Lakers and Dodgers studio shows — cutting b-roll, logging footage, producing game highlights and assisting in on-site shoots.

WRITING – For two years, I ran the sports department of Neon Tommy, the nation’s most-trafficked online-only college publication. In the summer of 2012, I worked as an intern for, operating from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England. In 2013, I covered the Pittsburgh Pirates as a beat writer for I also worked as a staff writer and multimedia intern for the Pittsburgh Penguins, following the team’s playoff run and leading coverage of Development Camp.

AWARDS – My article on the Pirates’ defensive shifts won a SABR Analytics Conference Research Award for contemporary baseball analysis and won 2nd place for the Greg Spira Baseball Research Award. I won an L.A. Press Club award for Sports Photography by snapping this photo of Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict. I was also the proud winner of the Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship and Allan Malamud Scholarship during my junior year at USC.

ANNOUNCING – I was a public address announcer for three years at Fox Chapel Area High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., calling mostly volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse and basketball. At USC, I broadcasted play-by-play for football, basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball.


What were your duties at ATVN? :

Reporter, Sports Anchor

USC Track and Field Heads to Triton Invitational in San Diego

April 23, 2014

One Trojans thrower called the Invitational "a great place to throw" in preparation for USC's dual meet against rival UCLA.

USC Women's Lacrosse to Play at Wrigley Field on Saturday

April 23, 2014

The Women of Troy face six-time NCAA champion Northwestern in the first lacrosse game at the historic baseball stadium.

USC Baseball Looks to Extend Six-Game Winning Streak vs. UCLA

April 23, 2014

The Trojans enter their rivalry series against the Bruins an even .500 on the Pac-12 conference slate.

Women's Tennis Preps For Pac-12 Match-Ups

March 27, 2014

The USC women's tennis team will host Oregon and Washington State this weekend.

USC Baseball Looks To Continue Strong Start

February 27, 2014

The Trojans are currently 7-1 and will face Cal Poly in a three game series starting on March 1.

Women's Water Polo Claim Triton Crown

February 10, 2014

No. 1 USC women's water polo starts off the 2014 season with a bang and take home the Triton Invitational...

USC Football 2014 Singing Day: Incoming Players

February 5, 2014

National Letter of Intent Day sees more than a dozen new Trojans signing to come to USC.

Umpire School

January 14, 2014

Umpire School

L.A. County Social Workers Strike

December 5, 2013

L.A. County social workers are pushing for reasonable workloads and better pay.

Women's Volleyball Opens Up NCAA Tournament

December 4, 2013

ATVN spoke with senior Natalie Hagglund about entering the NCAA tournament at the number sixth seed.

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