John Fanta

STAA Member
Location: South Orange, NJ
To reach client call STAA:
(949) 648-STAA

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism Expected May 2017
Minor in Broadcasting and Interactive Media
GPA: 3.75 (4.0 Scale)

BIG EAST Digital Network, BIG EAST Conference, New York, NY September 2014 - Present
On-Air Personality, Digital Media
  • Sideline report 8-10 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball games per season on FS1 and FS2, including the conference championship telecasts
  • Report on sidelines for BIG EAST basketball, soccer, baseball, swimming and diving, and cross country on the BIG EAST Digital Network, found on the FOX Sports Go app
  • Host Facebook Live postgame shows throughout the BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament, held at Madison Square Garden
  • Covered the Villanova Men’s Basketball championship team at the Final Four in Houston in April of 2016
FOX Sports, FOX Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles, CA June 2016 – August 2016
Production (Summer 2016)
  • Worked with producers on Major League Baseball as well as the Copa America Soccer Tournament studio coverage
  • Edited highlights for b-roll and bump packages that ran on the daily MLB Whiparound and Copa America shows using Dalet Digital Media Systems as well as Quantel Editing System.
  • Assisted talent such as Rob Stone, Kevin Burkhardt, Chris Myers, former MLB players Frank Thomas, Dontrelle Willis, C.J. Nitkowski, and Pete Rose with highlight packages and notes
Pirate Sports Network, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ August 2013 - Present
Host, Play-by-Play Announcer, Digital Media Creator
  • Play-by-Play commentate Seton Hall home sporting events, including women’s basketball, soccer, baseball, and softball
  • Have covered all 14 Seton Hall Athletics teams on the road, producing digital content for; highlights include covering men’s basketball at the NCAA Tournament in Denver, women’s basketball at NCAA Tournament in Connecticut, volleyball in NCAA Tournament in Arizona
89.5 WSOU, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ August 2013 - Present
Assistant Sports Director, On-Air Personality, Sports Editor
  • Commentate on Seton Hall athletic events and New Jersey high school football using Tieline, ALCO production units
  • Review and edit pieces for, manage website’s sports content, utilize Soundcloud to update podcast center and manage @WSOUSports Twitter account
Westwood One Radio, CBS Broadcast Center, New York, NY August 2014 - December 2014
Production Intern (Fall 2014)
  • Produced weekly interviews with NFL and NCAA Football players and coaches
  • Shadowed talents such as Scott Graham, Kevin Harlan, and Boomer Esiason

Utilize Twitter (@John_Fanta) and Facebook, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Tricaster NewTek 460, Sony Video Equipment, Go Pro Camera Technology, and Microsoft Office