Bruce Beck is the lead sports anchor at WNBC-TV Channel 4 in New York. He is currently in his 19th year with the station. He also hosts the Rutgers University football and basketball coaches TV shows. Beck was a fixture for many years on MSG Network and NBA TV. He is a long-time play-by-play veteran of many sports and is looking forward to covering his 7th Olympics this year in Rio de Janeiro. He has won eight New York Emmy Awards and has been named New York State Sportscaster of the year eight times.
Emmy Award-winner Ian Eagle is in his 20th year as play-by-play announcer for Brooklyn Nets telecasts, the last 12 on the YES Network. One of the most respected and versatile sportscasters in the country, Eagle became the radio voice of the Nets in 1994 at the age of 25, and moved to the television side the following year. Eagle won a New York Emmy in 2014 as part of YES' Nets broadcasting team which won for Best Live Sports Series, and he won an individual Emmy in 2013 for his Nets play-by-play work on YES.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 11 of the last 12 years, is the exclusive local television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, and MLS' New York City FC. The network has won 80 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.
Eagle received Emmy nominations for his Nets play-by-play work on YES in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Earlier, he won New York Sports Emmys for his work on Madison Square Garden Network's telecast of the Pacers/Nets Game 5 of the 2002 NBA playoffs.
A 1990 graduate of Syracuse University, Eagle was the play-by-play voice of the Orangemen in football, basketball and lacrosse, and was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting. In August 2013, he was inducted into the WAER-FM (Syracuse University) Hall of Fame.
Eagle was named New York State Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in both 2015 (sharing with WNBC-TV's Bruce Beck) and 2014.
"The Bird" joined WFAN as a producer in 1990 and debuted as host of his own show in 1992. The following year, Eagle began hosting pre-game and post-game shows for Jets football on WFAN and was named the Jets radio play-by-play voice for the 1997 campaign. He has been one of the play-by-play voices for the NFL on CBS since 1998, and handles play-by-play for Westwood One Radio's Thursday Night NFL coverage and its NCAA Tournament Regional Finals coverage.
In addition to football, Eagle has called the NCAA Tournament for CBS for the past 17 years, the Army/Navy football game, boxing, and anchored the "Sportsdesk" and "At the Half" at CBS Sports. Eagle also handled English-language play-by-play for the international telecasts of the NBA Finals in 1995-98, and has worked the Masters and PGA Championships for CBS/Direct TV.
Eagle broadcast the NBA Playoffs for NBA-TV from 2003-2008 and for TNT from 2010-14. He and his YES Nets colleague Jim Spanarkel also worked the world feed of the 2013 NBA Finals. Eagle has also handled play-by-play for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on CBS, and the French Open for Tennis Channel. He has covered the last 10 US Opens for CBS and was the voice for the Sony PSP 2010 NBA video game with Kenny Smith. From 2005-2008, Eagle hosted a variety of shows on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, including "Full Court Press" and 'The Phil Jackson Show."
In 2013, he began hosting the Stars on Sports show on CBS, on which he interviews entertainers about sports. Among those he has interviewed are Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, LL Cool J and Ron Howard.
For the past 14 summers, Eagle and fellow sportscaster Bruce Beck have hosted a sports broadcasting camp for children. Eagle resides in New Jersey with his wife Alisa and two children.
Veteran sportscaster Dave Popkin will again serve as Camp Director. Popkin is a versatile, veteran sportscaster based in the New York Metropolitan Area. Dave is in his 13th season as a commentator with the Seton Hall Basketball radio network (AM 970 The Answer and SiriusXM). He is also in his 16th year as the Voice of the Northeast Conference, serving as the men's basketball TV play-by-play announcer and as a frequent presence on other NEC sports.
Popkin is the primary TV play-by-play voice for the CollegeInsider.com Tournament on CBSSN and also currently calls women's basketball for the BIG EAST Digital Network. Popkin called eight different sports for both CN8 and MSG Varsity.
The Nutley, NJ resident is a 1993 graduate of the University of Miami (FL) graduate has 14 years of minor league baseball play-by-play experience, including for the Triple A Iowa Cubs and Buffalo Bisons.
David is the founder of the camp with an incredible passion for helping young people reach their dreams. Realizing the age of specialization had reached the high school level, he recognized the opportunity to expose the nuances of sports broadcasting so those interested could fully prepare students for their school, college and professional careers. His decades long friendship with Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle helped launch the nation's top sports broadcasting camp.
David has worked in public relations for 30 years in the sports, TV, real estate and university industries. He also taught public relations for several years and is the author of a 2002 baseball book The Hit Men and the Kid Who Batted Ninth.
He is a 1985 graduate of Syracuse University where he was a manager of the men's basketball team.
When it comes to high school sports on television, no one does it better than Mike Quick. Mike is the host of "A Quick Sixty", a weekly talk show on MSG Varsity. He hosted "High School Sports Weekly" on Madison Square Garden Network from 1997 until 2010. Mike is so wired into the area high school sports that many prep stars such as - Shaheen Holloway, Ron Artest and Chris Simms - made their college choices public on his show. Mike has been a frequent contributor on MSG SportsDesk and handled color commentary on MSG's high school basketball and football action for many years.
Although he is well known for his on-air work, Mike gained respect from industry insiders for his behind-the-scenes activities after he joined MSG Network in 1987. He started as a senior reporter, field producer and associate producer for the "Coca-Cola High School Sports Week" show and worked in that capacity with hosts Greg Gumbel and Al Trautwig. His efforts led to several New York Film Festival awards and a New York Emmy in 1988 in the "Best Informative Series" category.
Mike, who has also worked on such MSG shows as the "St. John's Report" and Yankees baseball, was nominated for a 1995 New York Emmy Award for "Outstanding Sports Programming" for a feature he did on Gil McDougald.
Mike is a graduate of Sacred Heart University who broke into broadcasting at News 12 of Connecticut in 1986. At News 12, he worked as a camera man before doing his first on-air stint as a sideline reporter for high school basketball and football telecasts.
Craig D’Amico has worked with the Northeast Conference as an on-air talent since 2008. He has covered college football, field hockey, volleyball, soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, and baseball Division-I championship events as a studio host, play-by-play announcer, color analyst, and sideline.
NEC television partners which Craig has broadcast for include flagship station Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) and Fox College Sports (FCS). Craig also covers live events streamed online through ESPN3 and the NEC’s internet channel, NEC Front Row.
Craig came to the Northeast Conference after serving as a four year announcer for the Monmouth Hawks men’s and women’s basketball teams on WMCX, Monmouth’s student run radio station. In his senior year, Craig served as the lead play by play announcer and Sports Director.
For the past ten summers, the Monmouth University alum has been working as an instructor at the Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp. Craig also has a master’s degree in elementary education, and currently teaches fifth grade in the Millburn Township Public Schools district.
Sportscaster Ed Cohen returns to the staff of the Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle Sportscasting Camp – where he first assisted Mike Quick and the advanced camp in 2004.
Cohen does play-by-play for men’s and women’s college basketball for CBS Sports Network, including the 2014 and 2015 Great Alaska Shootout. He also covers the Atlantic 10 for American Sports Network, in addition to basketball play-by-play on ESPN Regional and Big Ten Network.
Cohen is currently the lead voice of ONE World Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Champions Hockey League (CHL) and Yomiuri Giants baseball. He is also part of the network’s play-by-play coverage of the NASL champion New York Cosmos, including reporting on-site for the team’s historic trip to Cuba in June of 2015, which was simulcast on ESPN2.
Cohen’s resume includes play-by-play and hosting for MSG Network, MSG Varsity, NHL Network and MLB.com, in addition to updates for Sirius XM Sports and Westwood One. His first job was as the voice of the Manhattan Jaspers men’s basketball team before joining the Rutgers women’s basketball team as their lead voice. He’s also called baseball for the Billings (Montana) Mustangs, short-season affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, and the Burlington (North Carolina) Royals, short-season affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
A native of Scarsdale, NY, Cohen is a 2005 graduate of Ithaca College, like his mentor Bruce Beck.
Hedy Siroty is a vital part of managing the Beck/Eagle Advanced Camp with Mike Quick. Siroty graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School (BA - Advertising/Psychology). She worked in account management for several advertising agencies in New York and New Jersey before moving on to earn her MA in Special Education. She is in her 17th year as a Special Education teacher with a specialization in English at Westfield High School. Siroty has also earned a Masters degree in Library Science. She has helped manage the Bruce Beck & Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp for the last 15 years.
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