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Ian Unsworth

KEEPING STORYTELLING IN STYLE

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OVER FOUR YEARS...

I called over 150 games in four years of college, including Binghamton Men's Basketball's America East conference matchups against March Madness-quality opponents, three NCAA tournament soccer matches on ESPN+ and Syracuse football's undefeated road matchup with fifth-ranked Clemson. During my senior fall semester, I called 17 games in 15 weeks while juggling classes, multiple shows and my personal life. I've spent my summers around baseball since I was eight; over the last three years, I've broadcast a total of 136 baseball games in the Cape Cod League, Northwoods League and for Team USA.

WHO I AM...

When I'm not preparing for a game, I'm usually working on improving myself in other ways. I try to exercise in some way, shape or form five times a week; I fell in love with the weight room over my high school baseball career and it stuck throughout college. Pickup basketball is also one of my favorite hobbies. I got my love of food from my mom, and I pride myself as a budding amateur chef. My specialties are spicy turkey burgers, seared scallops and mint brownies. Throughout the last year, I've also gotten back to reading. Putting down the textbooks have finally led me to read for pleasure; I'm currently reading The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle, a study on how to psychologically improve performance.

Every time I put on a headset, I aim to...

Consider the Listener

Set the scene, answer their questions, make them feel like they are at the event

Reflect Emotion

Adjusting my sound with the crowd and situation to serve as the eyes and ears of the listener

Describe the Game

Use vivid descriptive verbs and phrases to properly paint a picture of the flow of the action

Report the Facts

Sometimes things have to be blunt, and can't be sugarcoated. That's part of being a journalist.

Humanize Athletes

Explain what makes a player unique, from height and weight to the quirkiest of anecdotes

Enjoy the Game!

If I don't sound like I'm having fun, nobody else will either

MY VALUES

COMMITMENT

To the listener, to my assignments, and to self-improvement

OWNERSHIP

Taking control of my role, as well as everything else that goes into a broadcast

LEADERSHIP

Pushing the craft forward, helping younger broadcasters find their voices

CONFIDENCE

Continuing to trust my skills as I navigate the professional landscape

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