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.
Sports broadcasting jobs are hard to get. There are thousands more sportscasters than sportscasting jobs, so it takes more than talent to build a successful sportscasting career. That is why there is STAA (pronounced S-T-Double-A).
Founded in 2006 and in partnership with the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, STAA is dedicated to your sports broadcasting career. We’ll help you set yourself apart from the thousands of other sportscasters. Founded by former ESPN Radio Host Network host Jon Chelesnik, STAA will provide you with everything you need to succeed.
STAA is the nation’s premiere sports broadcasting career builder. Since 2003, CEO Jon Chelesnik has assisted sportscasters across the U.S and Canada, including several network and major league play-by-play talents. Services include sports broadcasting job placement assistance, and career planning and consulting.
STAA services are proven to dramatically increase our clients’ chances for employment.
CEO Jon Chelesnik
STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik is passionate about helping sportscasters. In addition to his work with STAA, Chelesnik has helped organize seven national sportscasting seminars and spent eight years teaching the next generation of sportscasters at Palomar College in San Diego. He is also a popular speaker at broadcasting industry conventions, on radio shows, and at broadcasting schools and sportscasting camps. Find out where Chelesnik will be speaking next.
A member of the Board of Directors of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Chelesnik spent four years as a host on ESPN Radio Network. He was also an air talent at Sporting News Radio Network and XTRA Sports 690 in San Diego. He has broadcast professional play-by-play in the Arena Football League and the International Basketball League, and did TV play-by-play for The Football Network.
Chelesnik is a graduate of Kansas State University.
- ESPN Radio Network host 1999 – 2003
- Board of Directors, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
- Guest speaker, RadioInk Sports Radio Conference 2014
- Panelist, Leaders in Media Conference 2014 at TCU
- Guest speaker, The Conclave 2013
- Guest speaker, Kansas State University, 2012
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.