(August 23) Change in his personal and professional life has led Logan Anderson to a career change. An STAA member, Anderson is joining 5-Star Communications in Yankton/Vermillion, SD. He’ll help in sports and sales, and will broadcast play-by-play for Vermillion Tanagers high school football and basketball.
5-Star owner Jeff Fuller found Anderson in the Talent Search on the STAA website, then contacted STAA to request Anderson’s phone number. Unbeknownst to Fuller, Anderson had recently been in touch with two other 5-Star executives regarding opportunities. One of them was fellow STAA member and longtime acquaintance John Thayer, Operations Manager and Sports Director for KVHT/KVTK. Both attended STAA’s 2016 One Day Ticket to Sportscasting Success Seminar. That is when Thayer notified Anderson of a potential opening.
“At that point they had already given an offer to another candidate. At the 11th hour the other candidate decided to stay where he was and that’s when I got a call,” says Anderson.
Anderson moves to Yankton from Aberdeen, SD, where he’s worked for Dakota Broadcasting for the past five years. A desire to live closer to his fiancee Sara is part of what motivated the change. The other part was Dakota Broadcasting losing the play-by-play rights for Presentation College, for whom Anderson broadcast football and basketball.
“I was going to have very few opportunities to call football games of any kind. With this new opportunity I can keep making progress towards my goals while being closer to the important people in my life,” says Anderson.
In addition to sportscasting, Anderson runs a popular industry website, SayTheDamnScore.com. He’s been an STAA member since 2014. “STAA’s coaching, direction, resources, and encouragement have been absolutely invaluable in growing as a broadcaster,” he says.
(Visit Logan’s STAA Talent Page).