Editor in Chief
Published: Friday, May 13, 2011
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012 20:11
This is what I believe in and it is why I am where I am today:
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence,” said Calvin Coolidge. “Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve problems of the human race.”
I’m a 20-year-old junior English major and I’ve wanted to be a sports journalist ever since I watched my first episode of Sports Center. I joined The Spectrum as a staff writer in January of 2011. After the semester, I was humbled when then-Editor in Chief Matthew Parrino asked me to be Senior Sports Editor. I was a senior editor for a year, switching between semesters from sports to life desk. The 2011-12 school year was an incredible ride full of sleepless nights, missed classes, and unbelievable memories.
I do everything I can to be involved in sports and the Buffalo community. I’m currently a sports reporter intern at The Buffalo News, a sports web writer at WGRZ, and an anchor at UBTV. I also run a website with two of my best friends: GentlemenofSport.com.
I love playing sports even more than I love reporting on them, and I played varsity basketball for four years in high school. I still struggle with surrendering my days as an athlete, but I genuinely believe being a reporter is the next-best thing.
I’m a Buffalo kid and there isn’t any place I love more than Western New York. There's an undeniable camaraderie to this city. It's brilliant.
I still have a whole lot to learn, but I’m excited to learn it.