Anish Shroff ’04, ESPNU host and play-by-play announcer, to speak at SU
Career Services–within the Division of Student Affairs–and the Office of Alumni Relations are bringing Anish Shroff ‘04, host and play-by-play announcer for ESPNU, to campus on Friday, April 20, as part of the Alumni Speaker Series.
Shroff will give a presentation about his career in sports broadcasting at 2:30 p.m. in the Hergenhan Auditorium, located in Newhouse 3. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at a reception following Shroff’s presentation.
While studying broadcast journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Shroff was sports director for the on-campus radio station WAER. In 2004, as he worked to complete his degree at SU, Shroff was featured on ESPN’s reality show “Dream Job.”
In Syracuse, Shroff began his professional career working for WHEN radio, and then went on to do freelance work in New York City at College Sports TV. He later relocated to Yakima, Wash., where he was the sports director at KNDO-TV. Shroff then returned to the East Coast for a position at WSYR-TV in Syracuse before joining ESPN in 2008.
Shroff’s visit is part of SU’s celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Following his visit on April 20, the celebration will continue on April 23 with a presentation by 2009 alumna Jennifer Zhao, an engineer with the Raytheon Company. Zhao’s lecture at 7 p.m. in 107 Hall of Languages will conclude the Alumni Speaker Series for the spring 2012 semester.
The Alumni Speaker Series is a collaborative effort of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, which brings SU alumni back to campus each semester to share their career stories.