Meet Jon Chelesnik
In an interview with Korbid Thompson, STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik discusses his own sports broadcasting career and the genesis of STAA. 03/11/2013.
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CEO Jon Chelesnik
A former sports broadcaster, STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik has been where you want to go, and has traveled the same road you are traveling. He hosted his own show on ESPN Radio Network and has done college and professional play-by-play on both radio and TV. He’s also struggled to pay his bills on an $18,000-a-year entry level salary and fought self-doubt when getting to the next stage of his career wasn’t happening as quickly as he thought it should. It is these shared experiences that make Chelesnik uniquely qualified to help sportscasters at all levels to advance their careers. A fat Rolodex of industry contacts doesn’t hurt, either.
Jon is a graduate of Kansas State University (go Wildcats!), and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He is also a popular speaker at broadcasting industry conventions, on radio shows, and at broadcasting schools and sportscasting camps.
- Board of Directors, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
- Guest speaker, RadioInk Sports Radio Conference, 2014
- Panelist, Leaders in Media Conference at Texas Christian University, 2014
- Guest speaker, The Conclave, 2013
- Guest speaker, Kansas State University, 2012
- Sports Broadcasting Instructor, Palomar College, 2004 – 2012
- Sporting News Radio Fill-In Host/Anchor, 2007
- ESPN Radio Network host 1999 – 2003
- Host/Anchor, XTRA Sports 690, San Diego, 1993 – 2000
Contact Jon to schedule him to speak on your radio show, at your conference or on your campus. Jon can speak to your group via video conference, as well.