(October 3, 2011) The return of fall high school sports has opened up a new job for John Kelly. An STAA client, Kelly has been hired as a play-by-play broadcaster for MSG Varsity.
MSG Varsity is an up-and-coming high school sports television network in New Jersey and New York. Kelly is looking forward to the opportunity to grow with the network.
“This network is only expanding and I want to pull a Conan and stay there and help it grow,” Kelly grins.
Kelly has already done football and soccer games for MSG Varsity and he will add basketball and hockey when the seasons change.
The job is an ideal fit for Kelly, who is very familiar with the process of growing a high school sports network. After graduating from Fordham University in 2009, Kelly returned home to found the Marauder Radio Network for his alma mater Saint Peter’s Prep. Kelly credits his MSG Varsity job to the experience
“Going back to my old high school (Saint Peter’s Prep Jersey City, NJ) and developing my broadcast skills and constantly reaching out to top talents at MSG Varsity helped me land this gig.”
In addition to creating opportunities to get behind the mic, Kelly also requested critiques of his broadcasts to ensure his skills continued to refine.
“I want to especially thank Dave Sims, Mariners Broadcaster, and Westwood One NFL Sunday night Play by Play man for critiquing my tapes for two years and building me up.”
(Visit John’s STAA Talent Page).