One of the most common questions we get here at Sportscaster Life is “how do I get started and become a sportscaster?“. It’s one of the reasons that sportscasting is such a unique industry, as there’s no one way to get started, there’s no one school to go to, there’s no one course to take. Sportscasters have different paths to the big leagues, whether it’s school, or the school of life. But one thing is for certain in sportscasting…you can do a lot for your career by getting a career started for yourself.
That’s exactly what Cory Berberian has been doing for the last couple of years while completing high school in New Jersey. The senior has been streaming the school’s various games…not only allowing others to watch them but also helping himself get a career started in sportscasting. It’s a very smart move, because by the time Cory graduates from high school, he’ll have a solid resume to show to prospective employers or colleges.
The Montclair Local newspaper did a feature on Cory not too long ago, profiling his budding sportscasting career.
It’s a nice Spring day — a rarity so far in 2017 — and the Montclair Kimberley Academy Cougars baseball team is getting set to take on the Cedar Grove Panthers. As the players warm up, a lone student sets up a camera directly under the scoreboard, deep in center field.
MKA senior Cory Berberian is in his second year of filming Cougar sports and streaming it live on YouTube, and he’s been in virtually the same spot for every baseball game during that time.
“For baseball I just film out in center field, and I’ve never really changed that,” he said after the game. “I started on day one just filming on these specific locations and I’ve liked it ever since.”
It’s the same for most of the other sports he broadcasts. For football, lacrosse and soccer he and his team just head up to the press box at Van Brunt Field. For hockey they sit at center ice. For baseball, it’s always been center field.
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