Seven of FOX Sports Arizona’s staff members served on an annual speaker panel for students in Arizona State University’s Sports Business Association – a student driven organization for students wishing to work in the sports industry. The discussion took place at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication last Thursday night (Oct. 22).
The discussion was moderated by Jody Jackson – one of FOX Sports Arizona’s hosts and reporters. Members of the panel included Brian Hogan (Sr. Vice President & General Manager), Craig Ritchie (Executive Producer), Dave Lumia (Digital Content Manager), Brett Hansen (Director of Marketing and Communications), Susanna Kilby (Affiliate Sales Manager) and Jamie Zissis (Account Executive). Kilby and Zissis are Cronkite School alumni.
The discussion started with the speakers giving their personal and professional background, their path in the sports industry and finally how they arrived at FOX Sports Arizona. From there, Jody moderated the discussion to allow the students to understand the ins and outs about the sports television profession. The panel then opened up for questions from the students about the industry. Students either raised their hand or tweeted in questions for the panel to answer. The questions were engaging and thought provoking for our speakers and helped showcase all that FOX Sports Arizona has to offer.
In total, the discussion lasted around 90-minute and had over 100 students in attendance.
Those in attendance reacted very positively and posted their thoughts on social media: