Jake Donnelly

STAA Member
Location: Suffield, CT
To reach client call STAA:
(949) 648-STAA
Find Jake online:
TV Demo
1. Sports Host 24:07
 
Writing Samples
1. Game Notes
2. Game Recap

Experience
Evansville Otters Evansville, IN May 2015-September 2015
  • Assistant Broadcaster and Media Relations for the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League
    • Main contact person for most PR Duties during the 2015 Summer
    • Sole broadcaster for all away games and middle three innings of home games
    • Conduct pre and post game shows for away games and all player interviews
    • Write game stories and oversee Otters’ website
Northeast Sports Network (nsnsports.net) New England Region Fall 2013-Present
  • Play by play broadcaster for online streaking company
University of New Haven Fall 2015-Present
  • Freelance broadcaster for the University of New Haven—D-II University, NE10 Conference
    • Sports include: Soccer, Football, Basketball
Wilson Tobs Wilson, N.C. May 2014-August 2014
  • Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plain League
    • Lead play by play broadcaster for the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plain League
      • Call all home games for the Tobs on CPL Webpass
      • Call select games on WHIG-TV Channel 19, including USA vs. Tobs and USA vs. Japan, as part of the Friendship Series
      • Host of “Tobs Talk,” a televised pregame show
      • Write game recaps, season recap, press releases, compile stats for each game
92.1 WVTK Radio Middlebury, VT November 2013-March 2014
  • Sole play by play broadcaster for Division III Middlebury Men’s hockey broadcasts
    • Responsibilities include 30 minute pre-game and post-game show
Trinity College Hartford, CT Fall 2008-Present
  • Sports broadcaster for Division III NESCAC School
    • Play by play broadcaster for games streamed live on the internet
      • Games include: Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Football, Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Squash, Collegiate Wrestling and Volleyball
  • Feature article writer
    • Write articles for Trinity College’s athletics website and college newspaper
East Texas Pump Jacks Kilgore, Texas May 2013-August 2013
  • Sole play by play broadcaster for East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League
    • In charge of overseeing, producing and broadcasting 60 baseball games for the East Texas Pump Jacks of the Texas Collegiate League, and 2013 TCL All Star Game
WGAM “The Game” Manchester/Nashua, New Hampshire September 2012-March 2013
  • On-air sports radio host (“The Hangover Wakeup”)
Lake Erie Crushers Avon, OH May 2012-September 2012
  • Broadcast Assistant for the Lake Erie Crushers of the independent Frontier League
    • Analyst for home baseball games during innings 1-5, 8-9 and play by play for 6-7
    • Fill-in play by play broadcaster for certain road trips and home games
    • Produced and edited game highlights and displayed on Crushers’ YouTube Channel
Suffield by the River Suffield, CT October 2011-April 2013
  • Assistant Executive Director
    • In charge of running entire Senior Residential Community in absence of Executive Director on medical leave
      • Oversaw 120+ employees on a daily basis
      • Oversaw all departments and department heads, including building and grounds maintenance, nursing, dining room, recreation and housekeeping
      • Marketed the community, including giving tours, returning calls, and maintaining profile in the local community
New Hampshire Fisher Cats Manchester, NH, Summer 2011
  • Bullpen Catcher for AA Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays (Eastern League)
    • Warm up pitchers prior to game and during game; perform all duties of a catcher
WTOP Washington, D.C., Summer, 2010
  • Intern
    • Gathered pre, in, and post game audio for WTOP, and cut soundbytes
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Fall 2009-Spring 2010
  • Sports Broadcaster
    • Play by play announcer for games streamed live on the internet over Orange All Access
      • Games included: Soccer, Volleyball, Women’s Hockey, and Softball
Education

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Broadcast and Digital Journalism M.S. August, 2010

Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Jewish Studies (Minor in Hebrew) B.A. May, 2009
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa society
  • 2008 D-III National Champion Baseball Team

Suffield Academy, Suffield, CT May, 2005

Skills
  • Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Office, ENPS, Avid Media, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition, Soundtrack Pro, Click Effects Sound System, WAVE Editor, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
  • Broadcasting: Comrex, Matrix, Standard Mixers, Wirecast, Ustream, Meridex
  • Camera: All shoulder and handheld video cameras
  • Language: Proficient in Hebrew (conversational/written)
References
  • Jack Edwards, Play-by-Play Broadcaster Boston Bruins
  • Eric Berry, CEO at Northeast Sports Network
  • Mike Lieberman, Co-Owner/General Manager, East Texas Pump Jacks
  • Andy “Bull” Barch, Play by Play Broadcaster, Lake Erie Crushers