About Me

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email address:

dave.sobieraj@gmail.com

phone number:

(818) 292-6284

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

8/15-3/16 – Present Associate Producer, NFL Network
• Produce features airing on Thursday Night Football, supervising production assistants.
• Research, pitch and develop stories including writing and overseeing edit.
• Manage projects for multiple producers and on air talent simultaneously on tight deadlines.

5/14 – 8/16 Director of Media, Inland Valley Baseball Association

• Produce and broadcast games including pregame show.

• Manage and produce web content, both video and print.

• Write press releases, game stories and daily tweets.

5/16 – 7/16 Director of Media, Sunset Baseball League

• Produce and broadcast games including pregame show.

• Manage and produce web content, both video and print.

• Write press releases, game stories and daily tweets.

8/13-7/15 – Production Associate, NFL Network

• Produce features airing on Total Access, NFL AM and Game Day Morning.
• Research, pitch and develop stories.
• Manage projects for multiple producers simultaneously on tight deadlines.

6/12 – 7/13 Assistant Director of Broadcasting, Southern California Collegiate Baseball League
• Produce and broadcast games including pregame show.
• Produce, write, film and edit videos. Produce web content, both video and print.
• Accumulate statistics and deliver daily radio updates.
• Write press releases and daily tweets.

1/10 – 5/13 Play-by-play broadcaster, IBN Sports
• Play-by-play announcer covering high school sports, including CIF Southern Section basketball championships and CIF Southern Section football season.
• Weekly contributor on live internet show.

11/11 – 3/12 Play-by-play basketball announcer, Ribet Academy
• Serve as the voice of the Fighting Frogs.

10/10 – 5/13 Sports one-man band journalist, Patch.com
• Write, film and edit packages and game highlights.
• Communicate and schedule interviews/games with athletic directors and coaches.

10/10 – 12/12 Sports one-man band journalist, Maxpreps, CBS Interactive
• Write, film and edit game highlights, recruiting features and hometown hero stories.
• Packages aired on Cox Cable.

9/09 – 5/10 Sports broadcaster, University of Southern California
• Analyst for Trojan Huddle, a live show airing weekly on Trojan Vision.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:
• Writing, filming and editing sports and news packages, day-of-air newscasts, game highlights and sports documentaries
• Story telling
• Nonlinear editing
• Sports blogging and social networking
• Proficient in Fork Production, SABER Asset Management, INews, Stats Inc. and Microsoft Office
• Administrative coordination with diverse functions, including producers, pro teams, colleges, player reps and other sports media entities

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION:
University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles, CA.
Masters in Broadcast Journalism. Matriculated: 5/10.

San Diego State University, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, San Diego, CA.
Journalism Major and Theater, Film and Media Minor. Matriculated Cum Laude: 5/08. Elected to Lambda Pi Eta (national communications honor society).

Sports is my passion. I consider sports, and every single sport, to be my religion. I don’t just watch sports, I study them. I find myself thinking what I would ask a player after a game when a reporter asks a question that isn’t contributing fresh knowledge to the viewers. I find myself analyzing statistics on a daily basis and analyzing why an offense would repeatedly run the ball when the safeties are pressing at the line, or why a pitcher would throw the same fastball to the hitter who just blasted the ball into the bleachers his last at bat. My family has long kidded me that if fly racing was a sport, I would not only watch it, but do the play-by-play.

The first time I was exposed to broadcast was at SDSU, where I reported on the SDSU football team. Once I saw all my hard work pay off and the finished product, it felt similar to scoring a touchdown, and that’s when I became certain I would be a broadcast journalist.

My intent is to cover the world of sports in depth in an original and interesting manner. My goal is to bring to light some of the lesser stories that people don’t hear as much about, and to shutdown never-ending stories like the Roger Clemens steroid saga. These stories are huge when they break, yet become tedious over time since they’re so over analyzed. There are plenty of amazing stories out there that remain untold. My goal is to pursue them and reveal each unique one to my viewers. Another goal is to teach people things they didn’t know about the sport. A good sports reporter should attract an audience for any sport as long as he can engage his audience.

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