NY GridIron Recap Week 8

Mike Damergis and Anthony Carlo lament over the latest Jet loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Jets have reached on all-time low – even worse than the “Rich Kotite Days” according to Damergis.

Dr. Jeanne Zaino examines the Midterm Elections

Iona College Professor Dr. Jeanne Zaino gives her perspective on the upcoming midterm elections – will the Republicans or Democrats control the Senate? Turnout usually low in these elections, Republicans need six seats to pick up the Senate, Republicans not polling as far ahead as they should be. Can Pres. Obama get policies through if Republicans take control? A lot of foreign policies at stake which is unusual for midterms. Andrew Cuomo outspending his competitor Rob Astorino in the New York Governor’s race.

Week 10 College Football Corner with Jersey Joe and Anthony Carlo

Jersey Joe and Carlo break down week 10 in college football. New Top 5 in the rankings: Miss. State trumps Kentucky, Seminoles in the No. 2 spot, Alabama beats Tennessee, Auburn unimpressive vs South Carolina in a high-scoring affair, Oregon stands at No. 5 thanks to the play of Marcus Mariota, LSU shocks Ole Miss.

Iona College grad betters her career in Mass Communications

By Christina Dempsey

Andrea Rodgers, a graduate student of IONA College, is currently working towards her MA in Public Relations as well as holding a position at Bloomberg LP. Rodgers hopes to expand within Bloomberg LP by working towards a job in internal and corporate communications.

Rodgers is a Global Customer Support Representative for Bloomberg LP, a company which delivers financial data and news through a wide variety of products and services. Rodgers goes above and beyond to ensure quality customer service with each incoming call.

Andrea Rodgers interned at Hot 97

Andrea Rodgers interned at Hot 97

As the first point of contact for Bloomberg LP,” said Rodgers “it’s important that my calls are of quality and that the client is satisfied by the end of the call.” Read More

From the Iona editing suite to MLB Productions

by Ashley Pina

Iona College alumni Kyle Hanko used the knowledge and experience he gained in class to obtain a position at MLB Productions.


Kyle Hanko working the camera at a men’s basketball game in 2013

Kyle graduated in May 2013, with a degree in Mass Communication and a focus in TV/Video. As a freelance Production Assistant Kyle’s primary responsibility is preparing footage for the editors of different television shows and specials. These shows and specials air on networks such as FOX Sports 1, ESPN, and YES.
“One of the main steps in getting the footage ready is creating a preload for the show,” said Hanko. “And finding any relevant interview sound, plays, calls, cutaways, scenic etc. that matches the treatment from the producer and the notes given to us by our on-site baseball historian.”

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The man behind the scenes

By Sean Behan

When I got on the phone to speak with Steven Kultzow, he had just gotten back from working as one of the instant replay technicians for the playoff game between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. Steven said that when he graduated from Iona in May of 2013, he wasn’t sure where he’d end up, but he knew that he was ready for whatever came his way. He took what he learned from Iona and brought it over to work for Major League Baseball.

Steve Kulztow (right) with former Rangers goalie Mike Richter in 2012

Steve Kulztow (right) with former Rangers goalie Mike Richter in 2012

Steven knew from when he was much younger that he wanted to be involved with sports somehow and he has gotten his chance. He knew that his degree, his work ethic, and his connections would land him a job, but it was never a sure thing. That was his biggest fear coming out of school. Read More

Where Is She Now?

By Alicia Simeone

While current Iona students question what the future holds, Iona Alum Ali Mudano has found her place after college. In her time at Iona, Mudano concentrated on the Journalism program, and was heavily involved in North Avenue Nation and WICR. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication on May 17, 2014, she now works for the Mayor’s office in Yonkers.

Ali Mudano covering Iona's trip to GMA in the fall of 2013

Ali Mudano covering Iona’s trip to GMA in the fall of 2013

“College flies by and once it’s over, it’s really over,” says Mudano. “But I made it my first priority to work constantly on my craft so that I would be in a position to find full-time employment upon graduation. And through good timing, a lot of hard work and professionalism even at a young age, I did just that.” Read More

Stanko’s tireless work pays off

by Carina Gonzalez

Iona student alumnus, Jonathan Stanko, brings his love for sports to a whole new field.

Jonathan Stanko graduated from Iona College last spring. He is now working for the American East Conference as the first ever Communications Fellow.

Jon Stanko interviewing Juan Pierre of the Florida Marlins in 2013

Jon Stanko interviewing Juan Pierre of the Florida Marlins in 2013

“Primarily video communication and social media are the two areas that I focus on” Stanko said, “I am in charge of a couple of sports like swimming, diving, cross country and women’s tennis”.

Not only was it Stanko’s dream to talk about sports all day, but he was also received the amazing opportunity to live in his dream city, Boston. Read More

Iona grad took advantage of what Iona has to offer

by Ian Sacks

Mike Ritz, a 2013 Iona College graduate, dabbles in a little bit of everything. From sports writing to sports broadcasting and coaching basketball, he is a man of many trades.

Ritz currently works for the NBC Sports Network in Stamford, Conn. and serves as the assistant director of basketball operations for the Iona women’s basketball team. He began working at NBC in September 2014 and joined the women’s basketball coaching staff right after graduation.

Mike Ritz took advantage of what Iona has to offer by working with athletics and hosting a weekly sports radio show on WICR

Mike Ritz took advantage of what Iona has to offer by working with athletics and hosting a weekly sports radio show on WICR

Ritz earned a degree in mass communication with a concentration in journalism. While a student at Iona, he served as the sports editor of the Ionian (the college’s student-run newspaper) and as a manager for the women’s basketball team.

As he embarked on his career at Iona, he believed that writing was all he wanted to do. He did not want to venture into radio or video at all. Read More


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