Tunkel scores Learfield DI basketball opportunity

Grant Tunkel(February 9, 2015) For someone with major college play-by-play aspirations, the chance to showcase their skills for syndicators Learfield or IMG is a golden opportunity. STAA member Grant Tunkel is getting that chance.

Tunkel will be filling-in for Learfield on the University of Maine’s men’s basketball broadcast, February 14th at Stony Brook University in New York.

Learfield has employed nearly two dozen STAA members in full and fill-in positions over the past seven years. Tunkel’s opportunity came when Learfield VP of Broadcast Operations Tom Boman, called STAA for recommendations.

“As usual, when I’m in a pinch, I go to the Talent Search on the STAA website and listen to Jon’s client’s,” says Boman. “More proof that the website works.”

A 2010 graduate of the University of Southern California, Tunkel broadcast Trojans basketball on campus station KSCR. Since graduation, his play-by-play endeavors include Jamestown Jammers baseball, New York Aviators hockey and Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball.

(Visit Grant’s STAA Talent Page).