(July 6, 2012) When Vic Travagliante began preparing for his career in sports broadcasting, he laid out a timeline and set some reasonable goals for working up to a major market. Now, Travagliante is ahead of schedule. An STAA client, Travagliante has been hired as a sports update anchor and fill-in host at 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, OH.
“I’ve always wanted to go back to Cleveland, it has always been my goal. I’m hoping to be a fresh voice for people to listen to for a long time in my home city.
“My goal was, by the time I was 28 or 29, I’d be making my way into a mid-major market – Dayton, Columbus, then by 33 or 35, Cleveland,” Travagliante says. “It will take longer for me to work my way up, but I’m already there.”
Travagliante is familiar with climbing the ladder at a station. He got his start as a news and sports host at ESPN Radio 1430-AM in Fostoria, OH. Travagliante used his four years in Fostoria to build experience in everything from sales and promotions to play-by-play, earning a promotion to news and sports director.
When it came time to decide if jumping from Fostoria to Cleveland was a good move, Travagliante turned to STAA.
“Vic sought council from many people,” says STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik. “My advice to him was that, if he could get himself into a major market, anything can happen because of the overwhelming amount of opportunities in big league sports cities. He’s taking a big step forward towards his goals in sports talk and even play-by-play.”
Travagliante is excited to begin extending his brand to a wider audience.
“Now that I’m in Cleveland it gives me an opportunity to have more people look at my work now that it says Cleveland on it. It makes me more valuable in other markets.”
(Visit Vic’s STAA Talent Page).