(April 29, 2016) Who you know can be as important as what you know. For Tyler Feldman, a college friendship has led him to his new job as a sports anchor/reporter at WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY.
“I am extremely excited to start my career in Binghamton. It is the same station that ESPN’s Karl Ravech started his career,” says Feldman.
Feldman’s path to WBNG started in January when a college friend who was working at the station suggested that Feldman apply for a news position. In March, Feldman was offered the job. After much deliberation, he turned it down because his passion is sports. “Saying no thank you to my first offer was extremely difficult, but it ended up being my best decision,” says Feldman.
Incredibly, a sports position opened at the station just one week later. Two weeks after that, he was offered the job.
Feldman will graduate from Penn State University in May. The opportunity to report and anchor in his first job out of school makes WBNG a great fit him. “I love being able to share sports stories, but I also enjoy the studio environment. WBNG is providing me with the chance to pursue all of my passions within sports journalism.”
Moving to Binghamton represents a major life change for Feldman, but it’s one he is embracing. “Having to move to a new place, meet and work with new people, and cover new teams are all challenges that I look forward to pursuing.”
Feldman has been an STAA member since February.
“The best part about STAA’s services has to be the willingness that [CEO Jon Chelesnik] exhibits to help each and every member individually,” says Feldman. “Right from the start, Jon was there to answer all of my questions, critique my reel, offer advice, and provide insight into how to construct the perfect cover letter. Plus, having one central location to find sports-specific broadcasting jobs is incredibly helpful in locating that first gig.”
(Visit Tyler’s website).