Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017
Several Westminster College alumni have landed their dream jobs at ESPN including alumni Denny Wolfe '97, ESPN features unit manager; Bob Bräunlich '76, vice president of remote production operations at ESPN; and now ESPN’s newest soccer correspondent, 2003 graduate Sebastian Salazar. In a candid interview, WC undergraduates Aaron Becker and Peter Andrade retrace the beginning of Salazar’s journey from WCN to ESPN in a podcast available online at www.wcn247.com.
Becker and Andrade wrote and produced the podcast for the Alumni Spotlight Project, an ongoing audio or video assignment in broadcast communication and digital journalism courses designed to connect current students with alumni. While the project promotes networking for current students, it fosters and advances interviewing, writing, producing and reporting skills. The projects also feed student portfolios and demo reels.
In the podcast, Salazar speaks about similar instruction and experiences he recieved in some of his courses at Westminster. Long before covering major league soccer with ESPN, Salazar was a star on the men’s soccer team. He also worked at Titan Radio and Westminster Cable covering Westminster and high school games as Titan Town Sports.
For the rest of Salazar's journey to ESPN, listen to podcast below: