(August 29, 2012) Many years of hard work, odd hours and several stops has paid off big for Eytan Shander. An STAA client since 2008, Shander is joining the daily talk lineup at the new NBC/Dial Global Sports Radio Network.
Shander is the second STAA client to join NBC Sports Radio and the third to land a network sports broadcasting job since April. Karen Kay has been hired by NBC as a sports update anchor; Jimmy Chavez joined Yahoo! Sports Radio in April as an anchor and host.
At NBC, Shander will co-host weeknights from 10pm to 1am ET with former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer.
“Eytan has been ready for this job for some time now,” says STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik. “He’s worked at both the Philadelphia sports stations, he’s hosted on Mad Dog Radio and he’s one of the most intelligent people I’ve met in broadcasting. News talk stuff he did four years ago is as good as his sports.”
In addition to the quality of his work, Shander has also earned a reputation for paying great attention to detail and always striving to improve.
“STAA has built several demo and resume packages for Eytan, and he has regularly sought our coaching and critiques of his work,” says Chelesnik. “The extent to which he is motivated to succeed is truly unique.
“Eytan has genuinely applied himself over the years. He couldn’t be more deserving.”
In announcing the addition of the Shander/Toomer show on August 28th, NBC/Dial Global also announced the addition overnight host Dan Schwartzman and update anchor Kay Adams.
Executive VP/GM Chris Corcoran said, “We are collecting some excellent young talent who are ready for the big stage in their careers. Not only are we adding a second Super Bowl Champ (along with Rodney Harrison) to our roster who has been training for this big moment, but we’re selecting talent that will make a big impact on a national level for our affiliates and our advertisers.”
(Visit Eytan’s STAA Talent Page).