Andrew Siciliano

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Andrew David Siciliano (born 1974, in Virginia, U.S.) is an American sports television and radio broadcaster. He is currently the sole host of NFL Sunday Ticket Red Zone, airing on DirecTV's Red Zone Channel (#703 on DirecTV). He has held this position since 2005. Andrew also serves as a host for NFL Total Access on the NFL Network.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Andrew attended Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communication from 1992–1996, where he received a BA in BS Journalism. As a freshman, Andrew lived in Brewster Hall. Throughout his time at Syracuse University, he served as Assistant Sports Director at WAER, a student-run radio network. During his latter three years at Syracuse, Andrew moonlighted with television station WSYR Syracuse, covering fires and City Hall. He was a regular columnist for the Daily Orange, Syracuse University's flagship newspaper, and split play-by-play duties for WAER FM during the Syracuse vs Mississippi State NCAA Men's Division 1 basketball game in the 1996 Final Four.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Following his academic career, Andrew accepted a dual anchor/reporter role at WMAQ-670 AM in Chicago, Illinois. By 1999, Siciliano was hosting the Chicago Bears's post game talk show for the now-defunct WMAQ. During his tenure at WMAQ, Andrew was honored with multiple awards, including two AIR awards for Best Sports Reporter and Best Anchor.[3]

In 2000, Andrew moved to Los Angeles to join Fox Sports Radio. He began as an anchor fill-in host but later moved to hosting the weeknight program Game Time Live, with Krystal Fernandez.[4] While with FSR, Andrew served as the lead play by play announcer for the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League. In 2006, Andrew moved from the Gladiators to the Los Angeles Avengers in order to work closer to home. In January 2011, Andrew was replaced by Max Kellerman at ESPN affiliate 710 AM (KSPN), where he had been hosting LA Sports Live with co-host Mychal Thompson.[5]

Andrew attended South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, is an avid Cleveland Indians fan, and his ultimate goal is to serve as an NFL play by play announcer.[6][7] He maintains a love for radio despite his television career.[8]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Siciliano, along with Former Rams Pro Bowler Torry Holt and Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk lead the television broadcast team for the Rams’ four preseason contests broadcast locally in St. Louis on KTVI-TV Fox 2. Holt and Faulk serve as color commentators for the broadcasts, and the two will are joined by Siciliano, who handle play-by-play duties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siciliano, Andrew. "Andrew Siciliano". LinkedIn. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Website Watchdog". Fantasy Tailgate. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Website Watchdog". Fantasy Tailgate. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "SMJ Sports Radio Madness- Tim Brando (13) vs. Andrew Siciliano (20)". SMJ Sports Radio Madness- Tim Brando (13) vs. Andrew Siciliano (20). Sports Medial Journal. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Vanderberg, Marcus. "Andrew Siciliano out, Max Kellerman In On 710 ESPN". TVNewser. mediabistro.com. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chat with Andrew Siciliano". ESPN. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Andrew Siciliano". IMDB. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Website Watchdog". Fantasy Tailgate. Retrieved 4 December 2011.