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Student's Internships Prepare him for a Career in Broadcasting  

John FantaAs a senior journalism and public relations major, John Fanta has had the chance to participate in three internships that taught him more than he expected. “I have learned what I love to do…and also what I don't really love to do.”

In the fall of 2014, John Fanta interned at Westwood One Radio in New York, where he produced weekly interviews with NFL and NCAA football players and coaches. “I worked as a production assistant and was one of the main interns for NFL Sunday coverage.” His next internship was at CNBC's "Breaking News" desk. There, he wrote alerts for news broadcasts and served as a correspondent, while learning to use digital systems. During this time, he also maintained his role as one of the main BIG EAST Digital Network Correspondents. “In conjunction with Fox Sports, I am an insider for the conference, reporting weekly on each sport while also doing features for BIGEAST.com.” John has even made four national television appearances on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 for basketball and baseball. “Being on the floor at Madison Square Garden and talking to players and coaches on the biggest of stages has been such a powerful experience.” John also assists with managing the digital content on BIGEAST.com.

His most recent experience took him to Los Angeles, where he interned with FOX Sports. John was able to attend producer meetings and learn about what goes into planning and executing a show. He also helped with feature interviews at the "PAC 12 Football Media Days" in Hollywood. “Seeing what FOX Sports does from a variety of perspectives was a game-changer for me. This internship was everything I could have hoped for and more.”

John located each of these internships through the connections he has made with The Career Center, Seton Hall Athletics, the BIG EAST and the University’s “outstanding Seton Hall alumni base.

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  • Reesa Greenwald
  • (973) 275-2828
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