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Seton Hall students reflect on attending the Center for Sports Media Gala

Seton Hall students and Robin Roberts at the launch of the Center for Sports Media, including Claire Wolfe (left), Nick Morgan (eighth from left), Bell Wiseman (ninth from left) and Ariana Welling (right). Photo by Getty Images

On Sept. 15, ABC’s Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts received a Lifetime Professional Award from the Center for Sports Media for her esteemed career at The Lighthouse in Chelsea Piers, New York City. Received a merit award. The event brought together professionals and the Seton Hall Her community to celebrate the founding of the Robin Her Roberts and Center.

Accompanying the dozens of sports media professionals and administrators in attendance at the event were Seton Hall students who were invited to assist attendees, create social media content, and build meaningful relationships with attendees. did. Approximately 20 students from the College of Communication and the Arts, the Stillman School of Business, and the Buccino Leadership Institute attended.

“It’s always nice to be able to attend a sports media gala,” said Claire Wolf ’23 of the event. “Hearing advice from influential figures like Robin Roberts reminded me to be ambitious, stay passionate and be willing to do whatever it takes to get where you want to go.”

The same sentiment of being grateful to be at the event was shared by Nick Morgan ’26. Having only been on campus for a few weeks, Morgan is excited to take advantage of the opportunity. The sports I admire are the leaders in the media industry. It was great to hear about the future of the Sports Media Center. I can’t wait to take advantage of it while I’m here. “

The Sports Media Gala also highlighted the Center’s interdisciplinary goals. A marketing and English double major, her Arianna Weling ’23 learned a lot by attending this event.

“Robin Roberts, personally and professionally, gave me insightful advice and guidance that I will remember forever,” said Welling. “Overall, this event was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was an honor to be surrounded by some of the most insightful, hard-working and successful people in the sports industry, and it changed the way I looked at my dreams for the future.”

Photos from the panel discussion

A panel discussion, “Pirates on Deck,” provided insight into the sports media experience on the Seton Hall campus. Left to right: Jane McManus, Fox Sports Broadcaster and Reporter Jon Fanta (’17), Wilnia Lewis (’21), Bell Wiseman (’25). Photo from Domenico Crinkoli

The event also brought together former and current Seton Hall students for a panel discussion on student experiences of sports media on campus and the future direction of the center.

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to participate in a panel that will talk about my experience at Seton Hall and how I got involved with the Pirates Sports Network,” said Wiseman. I am happy to share my experience and can’t wait for the other great opportunities this center brings.”

If you missed the Center for Sports Media Gala, you can watch the Pirates on Deck panel discussion and Robin Roberts receiving his award. More information about the Center for Sports Media can also be found on our webpage.