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Emily Bondi ’19 kicks off career with the National Arena League

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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020

The skills Emily Bondi ’19 developed as a broadcasting and media production major have helped her land the position of director of media relations for the professional indoor football league, the National Arena League (NAL).

“My three and a half years at Westminster went by so fast, but my time doing all the live broadcasts, ‘Coaches Corner,’ WCN24/7 news show and the ‘PAC Report’ prepared me the most for my career,” said Bondi, who also minored in social media at Westminster.

Bondi will oversee the social media accounts of all seven teams in the league, specifically by creating and posting content for them. She will also write press releases, produce videos and take  photos for the NAL.

Westminster’s focus on experiential learning gave Bondi many hands-on opportunities and the experience necessary to establish a career after college.

As a student, she was involved in Titan Radio, WWNW 88.9 FM, the award-winning, FCC-licensed radio station for Westminster College, as well as the Westminster College Network (WCN), an award-winning television and production operation that broadcasts on cable systems serving Comcast and Armstrong customers in Lawrence and Mercer counties.

Bondi worked on the air and behind the scenes at live sporting events and served as a sideline reporter for WCN on game days. She also hosted weekly sports segments on WCN’s “Coaches Corner” television show and produced the “PAC Report” audio segment highlighting weekly football games for Joe Onderko, the commissioner of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC).

The NAL, established in 2017, includes the Carolina Cobras, Columbus Lions, Jacksonville Sharks, Jersey Flight, Massachusetts Pirates, Orlando Predators and the West Virginia Roughriders.

~ Danielle Grady '20