My Demo Reel

Examples of my on-camera work at The University of Scranton and post-graduation. Includes on-camera work at ESPN, stand-ups, interviews, anchoring and play-by-play.

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My final college sportscast

On May 12, I sat behind the sports desk for my final college broadcast at the Royal Television Network. I come on at 10:25 in the video. I am extremely grateful to the TV station, Professor Marybeth Holmes, each member of our club and the facilities and equipment provided to us at Scranton that allowed me the opportunity to find what I love.

At the end of the video I had the chance to thank everyone and sign off one last time.

Intramural teammates overcome odds

Published: May 5, 2016

CARMINE GERRITY-GEMEI
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Three University students lost in intramural sports every season for four years.

Until they won two championships in two days this semester.

Housemates Gregg Daley, John Lindgren and Tomas Weldeghergis teamed up to win the volleyball championship April 26 and the “C” League men’s basketball championship in overtime April 28.

To capture his feelings on winning the two championships after years of disappointment, Daley used a dessert reference.

“After putting all the work in day-in and day-out for intramurals for four years, it definitely felt good to get the cherry on top of the sundae,” Daley said. “Each year I was putting down a scoop of ice cream and finally I got to the whipped cream and the cherry in the same week.”

AQUINAS PHOTO / CARMINE GERRITY-GEMEI FROM LEFT: Seniors, housemates and intramural champions Tomas Weldeghergis, Gregg Daley, John Lindgren and Josh Guardia pose at the piano on second floor DeNaples Wednesday.

AQUINAS PHOTO / CARMINE GERRITY-GEMEI
FROM LEFT: Seniors, housemates and intramural champions Tomas Weldeghergis, Gregg Daley, John Lindgren and Josh Guardia pose at the piano on second floor DeNaples Wednesday.

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Swim teams reinstated

Published: May 5, 2016

Director of Athletics Dave Martin lifted the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams’ suspension Tuesday night.

The team received the “relieving news” in the same John J. Long Center room in which Martin announced the teams’ suspension Feb. 10.

About an hour and a half into Tuesday night’s meeting, first-year Nick Denniston said Martin, “officially said, ‘The suspension has been lifted.’”

“It’s just one giant cheer that went across the entire room and laughs and some people cried,” Denniston said. “It was just the icing on the cake of the entire situation.”

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Swim team punishments finalized

Published: April 28, 2016

CARMINE GERRITY-GEMEI
Editor-In-Chief

The 17 swim team members under Title IX investigation for allegations they violated The University’s sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policies at off-campus events over intersession learned their fate by Monday.

The administration issued twelve swim team members punishments ranging from writing a paper to deferred suspension, or effectively a warning unless they violate another University policy, men’s team co-captain and senior Grant Owens said. Five swim team members received no punishment.

photo courtesy of scranton athletics / jim o’connor THE MEN’S and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams pose for a team photo published Jan 22. Of the 17 swim members under Title IX investiagtion, twelve received punishment and five received no punishment by Monday.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SCRANTON ATHLETICS / JIM O’CONNOR / THE MEN’S and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams pose for a team photo published Jan 22.

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Thursday Theatre Episode 11: Vs. Field Hockey

My goal with this segment is to inform and entertain the Scranton community while providing a personal look at the Scranton athlete/student and their sport/activity.

My 11th episode of my segment Thursday Theatre in which I challenge Scranton athletes/students in their areas of expertise. This episode, I challenged second team all-conference field hockey midfielder Elizabeth Yorey. In my final Thursday Theatre, I faced off against Ellie in a best-of-3 penalty stroke competition.

My goal with this segment is to showcase our school’s athletes/students on a more personal level and show what it is like for an average student to try to compete in their sport/activity. Hopefully it informs and entertains Scranton students while providing an inside look at the athletes/students as people.

Swim team investigation drags on

Published: April 21, 2016

CARMINE GERRITY-GEMEI
Editor -in-Chief

Although Director of Athletics David Martin told men’s and women’s swimming and diving team members they could expect their investigation to be completed April 15, the administration has yet to reach a conclusion, swimmers said.

The 17 swimmers under Title IX investigation for allegations they violated The University’s sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policy await their punishment or lackthereof. Swimmers say they have heard May 4 is the cutoff for the administration to decide their fate, although they do not believe it is an official deadline. The initial investigation was launched Feb. 9.

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Thursday Theatre Episode 10: Vs. Men’s Crew

My goal with this segment is to inform and entertain the Scranton community while providing a personal look at the Scranton athlete/student and their sport/activity.

My tenth episode of my segment Thursday Theatre in which I challenge Scranton athletes/students in their areas of expertise. This episode, I challenged Ralph Petagna, the president of the men’s crew team, to a 500m race on the erg rowing machine April 14.

Ralph and I lived on the same block when this was filmed, so this challenge was for big time bragging rights.

My goal with this segment is to showcase our school’s athletes/students on a more personal level and show what it is like for an average student to try to compete in their sport/activity. Hopefully it informs and entertains Scranton students while providing an inside look at the athletes/students as people.

Spieth exhibits character in Masters collapse

Published: April 14, 2016

Commentary by
CARMINE GERRITY-GEMEI

I admire Jordan Spieth more after his collapse Sunday at the Masters Tournament.

Why?

Because of the way he handled his immense let down.

Spieth dominated the PGA Tour scene last year by winning the Masters and the U.S. Open, finishing tied for fourth in the Open Championship and finishing second in the PGA Championship. At 21 years old, Spieth won two of golf’s four major tournaments and was a combined four strokes back of the winner in the final two majors. He also tied for second in the 2014 Masters.

He was favored to win back-to-back green jackets at this year’s Masters; a feat only accomplished by three of golf’s best ever, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods. And everyone watching Sunday thought he would do it with just nine holes left.

After four straight birdies, Spieth was up five strokes on the competition through the front nine. As a golf team member at The University, I thought this was a guaranteed win for Spieth. This guy is just 10 months older than me, and he’s going to have two Masters and three majors, I thought.

Then, disaster struck.

Spieth dropped back to the field largely because of a quadruple bogey on the par-3 12th hole.

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