(February 22, 2011) Nick Anastos is eager to get back on the road. An STAA client, Anastos has been hired as the No.2 broadcaster and media relations assistant for the State College Spikes. The Spikes are the Pittsburgh Pirates Class-A Short Season New York-Penn League affiliate.
“I’m looking forward to getting to travel again,” Anastos smiles. “It’s been awhile. I’m getting the itch again.”
Anastos joins State College after spending last season as the No.2 with the Class-A Dayton Dragons. With State College, he will be working alongside veteran Penn State University football and basketball broadcaster Steve Jones, who is also the main play-by-play voice for the Spikes. Anastos will call the middle three innings of play-by-play for all 38 home games and will handle solo play-by-play duties for roughly 20 road games.
“It’s a chance to get back on the air more consistently,” Anastos says. “I’ll get to work with a veteran broadcaster like Steve Jones and hone my skills both on and off the mike.”
The opportunity came for Anastos when, for the second year in a row, the Spikes approached STAA about helping fill the position. STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik says, “They allowed us to send the job description to our clients with the caveat that they could later choose to post the position publicly if they didn’t find what they were looking for.
“Nick is one of the outstanding young broadcasters we have at STAA. Couple that with his media relations skills and he’ll be a great fit.”