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From Ithaca College to ESPN... and Back

ITHACA, NY — A baker’s dozen of Ithaca College alumni working at ESPN will return to campus on Friday, April 15, to talk about their experiences with the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports.” Hosted by the Roy H. Park School of Communications, the presentation will take place from 2–4 p.m. in Park Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Because they appear on air, perhaps the best known of the returning alums are Karl Ravech ’87, the primary host since 1995 of the Emmy Award–winning “Baseball Tonight,” and Kevin Connors ’97, host of “NBA Coast to Coast.”

Also scheduled to take part are 11 other IC graduates whose work behind the scenes at ESPN is critical to the multimedia sports entertainment company’s success:

Brian Bell ’95, Graphics Systems Developer
Gene Caputo ’79, Supervisor, Production Operations
Justin Daly ’03, Highlights Supervisor
Miriam Greenfield ’95, Producer
Mark Gross ’88, Senior VP & Executive Producer
Robert Labay ’93, Senior Post Production Editor
Michael Lake ’00, Associate Director, On-Air Management
Julie Mariash ’83, VP Content, Associate Program
Scott Matthews ’94, Producer
Tom McNeeley ’85, Coordinating Producer
Dave Miller ’80, Senior Coordinating Producer

In addition to the public presentation, the alumni will be speaking in classes and meeting with students and faculty during their visit. For more information, contact April Johanns, external relations coordinator in the Park School, at (607) 274-1789 or