Tania Eicoff '14
Tania Eicoff has coupled her passion for broadcast journalism with her love of athletics in a cutting-edge position at the "The Worldwide Leader in Sports."
"I had wanted to work at ESPN since high school," said Eicoff, a graduate of Quinnipiac's master of science in journalism program and lead studio operator at ESPN's Bristol, Connecticut headquarters. "Every day is different and you never know who you may run into in the halls."
Eicoff said she found ways to incorporate what she was learning in the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center with the work she does at ESPN's studios.
"My time at Quinnipiac helped me branch out and evolve within my current job," she said. "I expanded my skill set and found ways to incorporate what I was learning in school with my everyday job."
Eicoff is involved with "ESPN Front Row," where she works on live programming that is broadcast across America and around the world.
"I control cameras, monitor video levels, shade cameras and monitors, set up and break down the studio and control lighting," she said. "The technology that we have at ESPN is state-of-the-art and it's awesome to be able to work here every day."
Students should work diligently toward their goals and to remember to make the most of their time at Quinnipiac, she advised.
"Go to class, do the work, get involved in things you're interested in, get an internship for work experience, meet as many people as you can, and most importantly, have fun," she said.
(Photos: Copyright 2014 ESPN)
More School of Communications Spotlights
Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center
The Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center features a spacious, professional all-digital high definition television studio, an advanced Pro Tools audio recording and mixing studio, a journalism technology center and more.
It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from a seasoned, award-winning television director. During a unique internship in Los Angeles, Lisa Copland ’14 got to learn from four.
Communications professor Nancy Worthington loves to bring real-life examples from popular culture and the media into her classroom. “It really lets students sink in their teeth and learn a concept.”
Over the course of his award-winning career, journalism professor Ben Bogardus has covered multiple natural disasters and the Super Bowl. But teaching his students how to thrive in a modern TV newsroom just might be his biggest accomplishment.