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Email: jrsantelli@gmail.com | Twitter: @JamesSantelli | LinkedIn: James Santelli


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
– Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast and Digital Journalism (Major GPA: 3.98)
– Minor in Sports Media Studies

  • Relevant classes: Sports, Business and Media in Today’s Society; Sports and Social Change; History of News in Modern America; Print Newswriting; Broadcast Newswriting; Television Production; Foundations for the Study of Entertainment, Communication and Society; Print Reporting; Broadcast Reporting; In A Word (Linguistics); Sports Reporting; Radio News Production; Investigative Reporting

Fox Chapel Area High School, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Sports editor for school newspaper
  • Anchor for morning news, online movie review show, and sports segments


KDKA-TV (CBS Pittsburgh) (January 2017 – January 2022)
News Producer

  • Researched, wrote, produced and executed nightly newscasts for Pittsburgh’s most-watched news station
  • Coordinated with Emmy Award-winning team of reporters, anchors, meteorologists, editors and crew
  • Made editorial decisions on story selection, video, graphics, and order of show with on-the-fly adjustments
  • Ensured clean on-air product under daily deadline pressure, acting as leader in studio for 1,000+ live telecasts
  • Produced special projects, including weekly current affairs program and live Election Night coverage
  • Expanded ‘First Night’ telecast on New Year’s Eve to 1-hour live telecast, boosted ratings by 81%

WKBN 27 & WYTV 33 (December 2014 – January 2017)
Multimedia Journalist, Weekend News & Sports Anchor

  • Pitch, write, interview, edit, and present video packages for live, daily newscasts
  • Produce, write, anchor newscasts and sportscasts for CBS/ABC affiliates, finding the best ways to present the day’s stories
  • Film 2-3 high school football games each Friday during fall, edit highlight reel and write shot sheets
  • Substitute as weather anchor by delivering forecast and producing on-screen graphics

Time-Warner-Cable-SportsNet-logoTime Warner Cable Sports (October 2013 – May 2014)
Production Intern

  • Edited b-roll footage, teases and sound bites for Lakers and Dodgers pre- and post-game shows
  • Logged Lakers game video for studio broadcasts
  • Created NBA game highlights and wrote shot sheets for Access SportsNet studio show

Screen shot 2013-05-27 at 11.35.09 PMPirates Prospects (March 2013 – October 2013)
Beat Writer/Analyst

  • Reported on Pirates for independent site that drew 10 million hits in 2013
  • Covered MLB team day-to-day at PNC Park, writing enterprise stories, notebooks and recaps
  • Interacted with 3,000 followers on Twitter, where my stories generated 6,000+ monthly clicks
  • Wrote blog posts/columns about topics of fan interest; top five posts have received 50,000+ hits

Penguins logoPittsburgh Penguins (May 2013 – August 2013)
Staff Writer/Multimedia Intern

  • Reported feature stories for team website and assisted in producing web content
  • Copyedited team media guide and web stories, built photo galleries
  • Led development camp coverage: wrote daily blogs, took photos and interviewed players on PensTV

NBCOlympics.com (July 2012 – August 2012)

  • Reported stories, wrote Olympic Talk posts, copyedited pages and monitored video streams
  • Operated from London’s International Broadcast Centre to assist web producers in publishing content
  • Used Forge CMS to build photo galleries, edit bios, place video content and publish stories
  • Worked directly with Managing Editor to schedule producers and event coverage

Pittsburgh Magazine (May 2012 – July 2012)
Editorial Intern

  • Fact-checked and copyedited articles for the monthly magazine, circulation: 50,000
  • Wrote stories for e-newsletters and prepared text and multimedia content for the website

KXSC Student Radio (September 2011 – December 2013)
On-Air Sports Personality

  • Hosted weekly one-hour baseball and general sports talk program
  • Announced play-by-play for USC baseball, basketball and football

Neon Tommy (January 2011 – May 2013)
Sports Director

  • Managed staff of more than 20+ writers for site that draws 3 million annual hits
  • Reported and wrote articles about USC, Los Angeles and general sports topics
  • Edited stories submitted by staff writers, and coordinated new story ideas with fellow editors

Annenberg TV News (January 2011- May 2014)
Associate Sports Director

  • Shot footage, wrote copy, edited video and created CG graphics to be shown on-air for award-winning student newscast
  • Led newsroom volunteers to produce nightly sportscast
  • Produced and anchored the Tuesday night sports segment (Fall 2011 and Fall 2013)

Pittsburgh Sports Report (June 2006 – September 2012)
Staff Writer, Summer Marketing Intern

Duties have included:

  • Developed features on deadline for monthly paper, circulation: 50,000; cover NFL news
  • Copyedited the paper and communicate with the editor about changes (Summer 2009)
  • Cold called and corresponded with local companies on marketing events
  • Wrote game previews and stories as part-time Pittsburgh Pirates reporter (Summer 2012)

Fox Chapel Area High School Athletics (December 2007 – June 2010)
Public Address Announcer, Student Assistant

  • Announced games and coordinated music for volleyball, basketball, field hockey and lacrosse
  • Created and ran a new graphics package for the football stadium’s color video board
  • Performed administrative assistant duties: confirming games, mailing and filing


  • Experienced with Mac, PC, iNews, Avid, AP Style, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition, Photoshop, Drupal, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Office, HTML, Garage Band


  • Greg Spira Baseball Research Award, 2nd place, 2014
  • SABR Analytics Award for Contemporary Baseball Analysis, 2014
  • Allan Malamud Scholarship, 2013
  • Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship, 2012
  • L.A. Press Club Award for Best Sports Photo, 2012
  • Four-time winner of “Dream Job” announcing competition at ESPN: The Weekend, 2007-10
  • National Merit Finalist, 2010
  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award, 2008

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