Veteran baseball broadcaster Matt Leite will be continuing his career with a new team last summer. An STAA client since February 2010, Leite is joining the Hagerstown Suns as Director of Media Relations and Play-by-Play Broadcaster.
The Suns are the Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
“We are excited to welcome Matt Leite to our front office team,” said Suns General Manager Bill Farley. “His professionalism and dynamic baseball background made him the perfect candidate for the position.”
Leite, 26, joins the Suns front office after spending the 2011 season as the Media Relations Manager for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Double-A, Toronto). While with the Fisher Cats, Leite acted as the team’s lead media contact which included serving as the primary media representative for the 2011 Eastern League All-Star Game held in New Hampshire.
“I am excited to have this great opportunity with the Hagerstown Suns and to get back on-air to tell their baseball story next season,” said Leite. “The Fisher Cats are a tremendous organization and I was fortunate to experience a championship season and the Eastern League All-Star Game with that great staff. I’d like to thank Bruce Quinn and Bill Farley for affording me the chance to join the Suns’ talented front office, and I look forward to meeting Hagerstown’s great baseball fans this coming season.”
A New England native, Leite brings with him nearly 10 years of broadcast experience, including baseball play-by-play with the Fisher Cats and teams in the independent Can-Am League, Cape Cod Baseball League and New England Collegiate Baseball League. Leite was the featured play-by-play voice in the documentary series Eye on the Dream, which chronicled the 2006 NECBL season and aired regionally on Comcast SportsNet New England (formerly Fox Sports) and SportsNet New York.
Leite will serve as the Suns’ primary media contact and liaison with the South Atlantic League and Washington Nationals communications departments while also bolstering the Suns group and corporate sales efforts.
Leite is a 2007 honors graduate of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., where he received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and was awarded the Marlin Fitzwater Medallion as the major’s top student in public discourse.
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