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 2005 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 and Sporting News Radio Talent Jon Chelesnik (pictured), STAA will provide you with everything you need to succeed.
Interview with 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.
STAA is the nation’s premiere sports broadcasting career builder. Since 2003, CEO Jon Chelesnik has assisted sportscasters in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including several network and major league play-by-play talents. Services include sports broadcasting job placement assistance, career planning and consulting and sports broadcasting demo and resume construction.
STAA services are proven to dramatically increase our clients’ chances for employment.
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 on radio shows, at broadcasting schools and at sportscasting camps.
A member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Board of Directors, 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.