I wanted to share an email I had gotten from Brad Weimer, a Specs grad from 2002. He worked hard and focused on his goal. I love it when a graduate sends me their updates, and wanted to share.
It’s been a little while since I updated you on my career (little over 3 years) but since I wouldn’t have any of this if it weren’t for my time at Specs I figured it was time to drop you a line. For the past 3 1/2 years I’ve been working as a Producer for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area/California out here in San Francisco. I’ve produced Pre/Postgame shows (including the entire World Championship run for the 2010 San Francisco Giants), sports news shows, reality shows, and even an occasional sports talk show. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at CSN, but as always this business is about change and I’m about to embark on another new journey.
In a little over a week I’ll be taking over as the main Pre/Postgame producer for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks for Fox Sports Wisconsin. I will also eventually transition to be their #2 live events producer for both teams, which means I’ll be producing the games themselves. In fact, I’m actually writing this from a plane on my way back from Milwaukee where I spent the last couple of days getting acclimated before I start in June. Being part of event production (and specifically being the producer of the games themselves) is something I’ve always had a dream to do and now I’ve been given that opportunity. Starting in June I’ll be doing all the Pre/Postgame shows for Brewers home games, and starting July I’ll even be traveling with the broadcast and doing the shows on the road.
In moments like these I tend to take stock and look back at what’s gone on in my life and career and it’s been an amazing journey. Since graduating from Specs Howard almost 10 (!) years ago (RTV-01-02…time moves fast), I’ve worked for local sports, ESPN, Fox, and Comcast/NBC and done it while living in 4 different states. In about a week I’ll make it #5 with Wisconsin and I couldn’t be happier. It took a lot of patience and hard work (and a lot of risks) but it’s all paid off with the career I’ve had so far.
When I was in school at Specs we always used to joke about the commercials and drop the, “This is where you start,” line over and over again, but honestly it couldn’t be more true. Specs gave me the tools I needed to get my start, helped me get the internship that got me my first job, and taught me that it may not come easy, but if you work hard enough it will come. If you’re willing to make the sacrifices and take the hits there will be something awesome waiting at the other end. Thanks again for helping to teach me the tools that let me live my dreams.