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BRUCE BECK & IAN EAGLE
SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP

The nation's premier sports broadcasting camp offers students the opportunity to learn the art of sports broadcasting from two of the industry's most experienced sports broadcast professionals.

Bruce and Ian personally work with campers to teach them the skills necessary to become a successful professional sports broadcaster. In addition, the area's longest running sports broadcasting camp features instruction and career guidance from nationally known sports industry professionals, regionally recognized broadcast personalities, and talented staffers.

A CAMP FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPORTS BROADCASTERS

Students learn what it takes to become a sports media professional from some of the country's most professional sports broadcasters. Campers gain insight into mastering the skills that will help them pursue a career as on-air talent. Ian, Bruce, guest speakers, and counselors guide campers through the journey of developing into broadcast professionals. During the week-long sports broadcasting camp, campers learn essential skills, including:

  • - Pre-game preparation
  • - Writing skills
  • - Interviewing techniques
  • - Radio & television calls
  • - Sports talk radio delivery
  • - On-air presentation

Lectures, hands-on instruction, detailed feedback, and practice assignments help students prepare for their final assignment: calling a live professional baseball game. Take the first step into becoming a professional sports broadcaster! Join the dozens of former campers who passed through the Bruce Beck & Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp on their way to becoming sports broadcast professionals.

Register today for the Bruce Beck & Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp. Space is limited!

 
 
Staff
Bruce Beck
WNBC 4 • Rutgers Athletics


Ian Eagle

CBS • YES • Westwood One

David Siroty
General Manager

Dave Popkin
Camp Director

Mike Quick
Advanced Camp Director

Craig D'Amico
Instructor

Ed Cohen
Instructor

Hedy Siroty
Past Speakers
Guest Instructors

Camp
Alums

910

Pizzas
Ordered

560

Years at Yogi Berra Museum

14

Years with MSG Varsity Partnership

7
Alumni
Scott Braun
MLB Network

Mia O'Brien
CBS 2 Iowa

Justin Shackil
WCBS880 • SiriusXM

Tess Quinlan
USA Today Sports

Katie Corrado
FOX 61 CT

Kyle Crooks
Jacksonville Suns (Marlins - AA)

John Nolan
Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres - A)

Other Alumni

Photos
  • Campers learn from professional broadcasters.
    Super Bowl winning coach Tom Coughlin greets campers.
  • Campers learn from professional broadcasters.
    Professional football player Rashad Jennings meets with students.
  • Campers work on professional production equipment.
    Veteran broadcaster and camp director Dave Popkin organizes camp activities.
  • Students conduct live play-by-play at a Somerset Patriots game.
    Campers tour Met Life stadium.
  • Camp attendees experience all elements of television production.
    Former big leaguer Sparky Lyle coaches aspiring interviewers.
  • Students learn the art of using a teleprompter.
    NY Rangers announcer Sam Rosen spends time with campers
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Bruce Beck is in his 18th year with News 4 New York. He is the station's lead Sports Anchor. Beck is also the host of NBC 4’s popular Sunday night sports show "Sports Final." Beck is the host and sideline reporter for New York Giants pre-season football.

Beck received a 2011 New York Sports Emmy for his interview with former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand. He also received the 2006 New York Emmy for Outstanding Sports Anchor and was the recipient of a 1999 New York Emmy Award for outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Sports Reporting. Overall, he has received eight New York Sports Emmys, one Mid-Atlantic Sports Emmy, and three national Cable Ace Awards. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) elected him New York State Sportscaster of the Year six straight times -- from 2007 through 2012. He received the honor for the seventh time in 2014.

The versatile sportscaster has covered a multitude of events for News 4 including 3 Super Bowls, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby and the 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

Beck was the host of WNBC-TV's coverage of the ING New York City Marathon. He also hosted the Toyota Giants Report with Coach Tom Coughlin, and The Rutgers Report with Coach Greg Schiano. He has hosted and contributed to a number of WNBC-TV specials including the Belmont Stakes, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, and "Glory Days," which preceded New York Yankees postseason games. In addition, Beck has hosted the Sun America Sports Desk and the All-State Sports Update for NBC Sports, and served as a sideline reporter for the network's coverage of the NBA and WNBA on NBC.

Beck was a regular contributor to WOR radio’s morning show with John Gambling. In addition, he is the host of the weekly Rutgers University basketball and football shows which air on MSG Network. He was the blow-by-blow man for professional boxing on Epix in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Beck, who was a studio anchor for NBA-TV from 2000 to 2008, also hosted “Sportstalk and “Sports Images” on CN8, the Comcast Network from 1994 to 1997. He also was the play-by-play voice of Atlantic 10 Conference Basketball and Hofstra University Football and called college basketball games for CBS Sports. He was the host of CBS' coverage of the Hambletonian and the American Championship Harness Series on ESPN. Beck was a play-by-play voice and host for Showtime's Championship Boxing and one of the first to call the blow-by-blow on the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

From 1982 to 1994, Beck was a staff broadcaster with the MSG Network. Among his many duties, he hosted the station's coverage of the Knicks, Rangers, and Yankees. He was the play-by-play announcer for college football and basketball, professional and Golden Gloves boxing, and professional tennis. He hosted the Millrose Games, the Virginia Slims Championship, the National Horse Show and the Lou Carnesecca Show.

For the past 14 summers, Beck, along with sportscaster Ian Eagle, has run a Sports Broadcasting Camp at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, N.J. The camp, considered the best of its kind in the country -- teaches the fundamentals of broadcasting and features lectures by some of the top broadcasters in the New York area.

In May of 2009, Beck was chosen by St. John's University to deliver the commencement speech to its Staten Island Campus. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree.

Each Thanksgiving, Beck and his family serve those in need at the St. John's Bread and Life Program, the largest soup kitchen in Brooklyn. Among his other charitable endeavors are the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, Walk the Walk America, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, the Alan T. Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis, the March of Dimes, the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of New York, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley.

A graduate of Ithaca College, Beck received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978. He resides in Westchester County with his wife, Janet. His two sons live in New York City.
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.

Past Speakers

  • Yogi Berra – Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Gary Cohen – SNY – Mets
  • Kenny Albert – 1050 ESPN (Rangers Radio), Fox TV
  • Bob Lorenz – YES
  • Sparky Lyle – Somerset Patriots
  • Bob Wischusen – ESPN, 1050 Radio - Jets
  • Matt Loughlin – WFAN – Devils
  • Leandra Reilly Lardner – First Female NBA Announcer
  • Jared Greenberg – MSG Varsity
  • Jenna Wolfe – NBC – Today Show, weekends
  • Dale Berra – Former Yankee, Pirate
  • Justin Antweil – Somerset Patriots
  • Steve Cangialosi – NJ Devils and Red Bulls TV
  • Ken Daneyko – NJ Devils – MSG
  • David Tyree - New York Giants
  • Sam Rosen – MSG, Fox – Rangers
  • Chris Carrino – WFAN – Nets
  • Evan Roberts – WFAN Radio
  • Scott Clark – WABC TV
  • Tim Capstraw – WFAN – Nets
  • Kevin Burkhardt – FOX Sports
  • Gary Apple – SNY
  • Chris Carlin – Rutgers, SNY – Mets
  • Otis Livingston – CBS
  • Bryan DeNovellis – News 12 NJ
  • George Ruthauser – New Jersey Jackals
  • Hal Lanier – Sussex Skyhawks
  • Tina Cervasio – MSG Network – Knicks/Red Bulls
  • Frank Isola – NY Daily News, ESPN
  • Eric LeGrand - Rutgers Football Network

Alumni (partial list)

  • Kevin Barry
  • Adam Feldfogel
  • Peter Della Penna
  • Joe Garofalo
  • Christopher Haring
  • Greg Brzozowski
  • Jay Alter
  • Mike Sotsky
  • Mark Sell
  • Joel Godett
  • David Suntup
  • Gary Kowal
  • Justin Antweil
  • Brendan Burke
  • Tom Quinlan
  • Ben Fontana
  • Sean McChesney
  • Jackson Roberts
  • Jaret Gold
  • Jake Schmied
  • Matt Kardos
  • Jack Markowski
  • Sean Martin
  • John Galletley
  • Tom Prizeman
  • CBS 2 Iowa
  • Miss Sports Network
  • ESPN.com
  • ESPN
  • MLB Productions
  • WJHG-TV
  • News 12 CT
  • Duke Athletics
  • Rutgers Athletics RVision
  • Ball State Athletics
  • Akron Athletics
  • Monmouth Athletics
  • Somerset Patriots • Bucknell Athletics
  • Fox Sports - Utica Comets
  • 1510 WMEX Boston
  • 92.3 The Fan Cleveland
  • WMSC Radio
  • VIC Radio
  • My Weather Concierge
  • Sports Writer
  • MLB.com - YES Network
  • MLBlogs.com
  • InsidetheStar.com
  • SoMuchSports.com
  • Bellingham Bells (West Coast League)