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Deb Kaufman

Deb Kaufman Placey (Sportscaster.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 17, 1966.)  Inspired by pioneer ESPN anchor Gayle Gardner, Deb Kaufman set out to become a sports anchor, joining ESPN as a production assistant in 1988.  Starting in 1990, Kaufman moved to four broadcast stations in just over three years, going from Marion, Ill., to WPRI-TV […]

Jerry Izenberg

Jerry Izenberg (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, Sept. 10, 1930.)  Since August 1962, Jerry Izenberg has written more than 10,000 columns for the sports pages of the Newark Star-Ledger and the paper’s website, nj.com, as “columnist emeritus.”  Izenberg went to The Star-Ledger after three years with the Herald Tribune at the insistence of the sports editors […]

Sal Marchiano

Sal Marchiano (Sportscaster. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 3, 1941.) For over 40 years, Salvatore Joseph Marchiano was a sports news voice in New York. A Fordham graduate, Marchiano began the first of his two tours at WCBS-TV (Ch. 2) in 1967, moved to WABC-TV (Ch. 7) in 1970 and then returned to WCBS-TV (1979-80). He […]

Bill Daughtry

Bill Daughtry (Sportscaster.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 23, 1953.)  A warm and engaging on-air personality, Bill Daughtry has been a broadcaster since 1974, when he became a weekend news reporter at WPTR in Albany, N.Y.  Daughtry moved from there to the National Black Network in New York (1976-77), WFAS in Westchester (1977), and WGCH […]

Marty Appel

Marty Appel (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 7, 1948.)  Martin Eliot Appel spent nearly a decade with the Yankees, first as assistant public relations director (1968-73) before succeeding Bob Fishel as public relations director when the latter moved to the American League office.  Appel left in 1977 to become public relations director of the New York […]

John Andariese

John Andariese (Basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 19, 1938.)  As a senior, John Andariese was captain of Fordham’s 1959-60 basketball squad, earning all-Met honors after scoring 339 points (13.0 per game) for the Rams, who had gone to the N.I.T. the two previous years.  But Andariese became familiar to two generations of New York basketball […]

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