2014 Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit

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2013 Panelists

Steve Levy '87

Steve LevySteve Levy has been an anchor/commentator on SportsCenter since joining ESPN in August 1993.  Along the way, he has also handled play-by-play on the NHL (1995 - 2005) on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports, college football on ESPN2 (1999 - 2002) and the NCAA Division I men's hockey semifinals and finals — "The Frozen Four" in 1998 and '99. Levy has had cameo appearances in six movies, starting in 1999 when he played himself in Mystery, Alaska, a story about a small town hockey team's big game against the New York Rangers. He has also appeared in Fever Pitch, The Ringer, The Game Plan, Tooth Fairy and Parental Guidance. In spring 2013 he shot scenes for Grudge Match, featuring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, and Million Dollar Arm, with John Hamm. Levy is a 1987 Communication Studies graduate with a concentration in broadcasting.

Donna Goldsmith '82

Donna Goldsmith
Former Chief Operating Officer at World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), Donna was also General Manager of Operations for the NY/NJ 2014 Super Bowl Host Company.  Forbes named her as the second most powerful Woman in Sports in 2009. 

 

 

Jay Beberman '89

Jay Beberman

Managing editor for sports at Bloomberg News, the world's preeminent provider of financial news and information, since 1994. During that time he has led the company's coverage of sports throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.

 

 

 

John Kucko '87

John Kucko

Sports Anchor at WROC-TV, Rochester, NY. John joined WROC Television Channel 8 as Sports Director for News 8 Now in 1991. He has worked as a sportscaster in the Rochester market since 1989, and has covered the Buffalo Bills four Super Bowl teams, the 1989 US Open and the 1995 Ryder Cup matches at and the 85th PGA Championship at Oak Hill, where he anchored WROC-TV's coverage of golfs final major.

 

 

Louis A. Borrelli Jr. '77  Moderator, Sponsor

Louis Borrelli

SUNY Oswego launched its annual Media Summit in 2005, thanks to the generosity of Louis A. Borrelli Jr. '77, Chief Marketing Officer & Investor , nimbleTV. Borrelli saw it as a way to give back to his alma mater and help future graduates get in touch with top executives and experts in the field discussing the issues of the day. A pioneer in cable television, online media and broadcast production services, Borrelli has been driving innovation in operations, marketing, business development and new product creation for more than 30 years. In 2007, Al Roker '76, weatherman and host of NBC's "Today" show, provided additional funding to rename the summit in memory of longtime professor Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell, a seminal figure in the college experiences of Borrelli and Roker.

 

Media Summit student site

Career Connectors

Louis Karpel

Lewis Karpel '12

Photojournalist for WSTM-NBC3/WSTQ-CW6/WTVH-CBS5/CNYcentral.com in Syracuse, NY.

Samantha Shelton

Samantha Shelton '11

Assistant Web Editor at Fitness Magazine.

Ben Amey

Ben Amey '10

Reporter/Producer WETM-TV in Elmira, NY.

Maria Urda

Maria Urda '12

Promotional Log Editor for the new Fox Sports 1 Network.

Stephanie Robusto

Stephanie Robusto '11

Video Journalist / Field Reporter for WMBF-TV Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.





Sponsors

Louis A Borelli Jr.

SUNY Oswego launched its annual Media Summit in 2005, thanks to the generosity of 1977 graduate Louis A. Borrelli Jr. (left). Borrelli saw it as a way to give back to his alma mater and help future graduates get in touch with top executives and experts in the field discussing the issues of the day. A pioneer in cable television, online media and broadcast production services, Borrelli has been driving innovation in operations, marketing, business development and new product creation for more than 30 years.


 
Al RokerIn 2007, fellow broadcasting alumnus Al Roker, weatherman and host of NBC's "Today" show, joined as a major sponsor of the annual summit. Future editions of the event will be known as the Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit in memory of the longtime Oswego professor influential to both sponsors' careers. A 1976 graduate, Roker earned his first professional job while still in college as a weekend weatherman at WTVH-TV in Syracuse.

History

Louis A. Borelli Jr.The Media Summit was founded in 2005 through the generosity of Louis A. Borrelli Jr. '77 (left), Chief Marketing Officer & Investor, nimbleTV. In 2007, Al Roker '76, weatherman and host of NBC's "Today" show, provided additional funding to rename the summit in memory of longtime professor Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell, a seminal figure in the college experiences of Borrelli and Roker.  

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