Mario Jerez


WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2012-Present

LSU Football Play by Play Broadcaster/ Analyst
WFNO 830 AM/97.5 FM – Metairie, LA
  • Announce every play in the game and describe all action occurring on the field along with any important activity on the sidelines (in Spanish)
  • Cover media availabilities with coaches and players and ask questions for material to discuss with Spanish-speaking listeners
  • Participate in weekly call-in shows to discuss LSU football and other LSU athletics with listeners
    Reference: Ernesto Schwiechert, CEO and General Manager of Maya Vision Inc.

September 2018-Present

Radio Broadcast Associate
New Orleans Pelicans – Metairie, LA
  • Assist Senior Broadcasting Manager with all Pelicans radio broadcasts, providing production support as assigned
  • Responsible for gathering pre-game sound from Pelicans players and/or visiting team
  • Write/produce radio features for broadcasts
  • Record, edit and log highlights during each game from in-arena studio
  • Assist the senior broadcasting manager with writing and producing radio commercials for in-house promotions and external clients
  • Help setup/break down Pelicans radio remote appearances
  • Filled in as on-air host for pregame, halftime and postgame show
  • Provided live courtside reports during select Pelicans home games
    References: Daniel Sallerson, Senior Broadcasting Manager/Studio Host

August 2017- Present

NFL Analyst
Louisiana Spanish Network – New Orleans, LA
  • Contribute live commentary and analysis during pregame, halftime and postgame shows on the official Spanish broadcast of the New Orleans Saints
  • Attend media availabilities and post-game press conferences to gather sound for broadcasts
  • Hosted a weekly podcast for company’s social media channels
  • Assisted with setting up and breaking down broadcast equipment
    Reference: Danny Miller, Owner of Broadcast Engineering Services of New Orleans

January 2016-May 2017

Sports Director
KLSU Radio 91.1 FM – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Responsible for all sports content, equipment and personnel at LSU’s student-run radio station
  • Responsible for daily LSU and national sports updates at fixed times
  • Hosted a weekly, hour-long sports show discussing LSU and national sports
    Reference: John Friscia, LSU Director of Student Media

EDUCATION

May 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA


HONORS/SKILLS

  • Guaranty Broadcasting Scholarship
  • Roland T. Huson, Jr. & Malva Haynes Huson Scholarship
  • Walter Hitesman Scholarship
  • Bart Swanson Memorial Award for Outstanding Sports Reporting, given by LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
  • Fluent in English and Spanish