Sports Multimedia Journalist & Play-By-Play Announcer
Robert C. Leaño
My name is Robert Leano. I am a multimedia sports journalist from San Jose, California. I was a born and raised Bay Area sports fan and always enjoyed looking at stories that extended beyond the game.
My journey into my sports broadcasting career began in my first year in high school, when I joined the student radio station as a sports show host. I eventually grew on to play-by-play broadcasting for the school's Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Hockey teams.
That would help me transition into student media at the University of Arizona, where I would eventually become the General Manager and sports play-by-play announcer for KAMP Radio. I've learned a lot about the game since I began my journey, and hope to apply the skills I've learned to a career in sports.
My Roles & Responsibilities
General Manager, KAMP Student Radio
April 2018 - Present
As the General Manager of KAMP Student Radio, my job is to maintain the day-to-day operations of the radio station. I frequently assign tasks to the station's executive board and keep open channels of communication between KAMP and the other two branches of Student Media
Sports Director, KAMP Student Radio
April 2017 - April 2018
As the Sports Director of KAMP Student Radio, my job is to be the point of contact between the student staff of the station and the Sports Information Directors of Arizona Athletics. I also assist the sports staff in their weekly podcast production and aide them in their goals in sports radio, whatever they may be.
Sports Reporter, UATV 3
January 2017 - Present
As a sports reporter at UATV3, I attend weekly meetings with other sports reporters to discuss package ideas. Each one of the reporters produce their own sports packages reporting on University of Arizona athletics from Basketball and Softball to Ice Hockey and Cross Country
AHL Beat Writer, SBNation
November 2017 - Present
I am a beat writer for SB Nation site, FiveForHowling. At the site, I cover the Tucson Roadrunners AHL team. I will also occasionally provide my input on the Arizona Football and Basketball teams on AZDesertSwarm
Summer Intern, KRON4 News
May 2017 - July 2017
A KRON4 in San Francisco, I served as a producer intern for the Sports Department . My duties include logging local and major national sporting events, noting any important plays that may occur, transcribing SOT audio for Closed Captioning, and writing various different items such as Readers, Voice Overs, or Web Stories
Department Head, Armchair All-Americans
January 2016 - May 2017
As a Department Head at the Armchair All-Americans, my duties included managing a group of PAC-12 writers and editors, while also contributing to the group and editing peers' news articles. I also occasionally contributed to the NHL department by writing articles about the San Jose Sharks.
Several years of experience in news writing and journalism. Took several classes at the University of Arizona, as well as have hands on experience with outlets such as SBNation
Proficient in editing software such as "Final Cut Pro" and "Adobe Premier Pro."
Proficient in social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Previously had duties to manage multiple accounts simultaneously, using TweetDeck to maintain account organization.
Experience in using Adobe Audition and Garage Band for recording, editing, producing, and uploading podcasts.
Strong knowledge AP Style and Broadcast Style.
What I’ve Learned
B.A Broadcast Journalism, University of Arizona
August 2015 - August 2019
Studying Journalism at the UofA with a Broadcasting Emphasis and a Sports Management Minor. Had previous involvement with the Sports Journalism club, before moving on to work
High School, Bellarmine College Preparatory
August 2011 - May 2015
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