(August 2, 2016) Mark Inserra has gained a wide variety of experience in sports media, on and off the air. An STAA member, Inserra will be putting his various skills to good use as the new Associate Director of Athletic Communications at Carson-Newman University.
Inserra will serve as the main media relations contact and the play-by-play voice for Eagles’ men’s and women’s soccer. He will also assist in Eagles’ baseball, softball and volleyball broadcasts. His other responsibilities will include assisting with graphic design, video editing, handling social media and other miscellaneous duties.
“Mark’s enthusiasm for Carson-Newman was apparent through every step of this hiring process,” says Adam Cavalier, Carson-Newman’s Director of Athletic Communications and a fellow STAA member. “We’re thrilled to add him into the fold here and look forward to him delivering quality coverage for our soccer, swim and golf programs.”
Most recently, Inserra worked as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN Williamsport in Williamsport, Pa. He served as the play-by-play voice for the Colonels of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, covering football and men’s and women’s basketball.
Previously, he was the Director of Media Relations and Marketing for the Beloit Snappers Baseball Club, the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Inserra was responsible for dealing with all media requests, for the content of the team’s website and also served as the stadium PA Announcer.
In 2012, Inserra served as the Assistant Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the Charleston RiverDogs, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. He put together the squad’s 2012 media guide and also occasionally handled play-by-play duties.
He graduated in January of 2011 from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with a degree in sports communication. During his time there, he worked at the school radio station, hosting a sports talk show for three years and calling Red Foxes’ football and men’s and women’s basketball, as well as baseball. He also worked at the school television station, MCTV, and wrote for the school newspaper, The Circle.
(Visit Mark’s STAA Talent Page).