Mark Cassoni

Rockledge, Florida

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Mark Cassoni
5228 Wexford Drive
Rockledge, FL 32955
321-432-7377
mcassoni@cfl.rr.com

EXPERIENCE

Feb. 2012 to Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Present Director

-Implemented startup procedures and workflow at new studio facility
-Work with art department on studio graphics look
-Direct pregame, halftime, and postgame shows for regional pro team
-State of art facility using I-News and Avid Command automated playout

Jan. 2009 to Powerball Lottery, Orlando, FL
Dec. 2011 Director/Producer

-Semi-weekly national lottery drawing
-Crew & manage freelance technical staff

Aug. 2003 to Fox Sports Florida/Sun Sports, Orlando, FL
Dec. 2008 Manager of Studio Operations/Director

-Responsible for day to day operations at leased studio facility
-Implemented startup studio operations and procedures
-Work with studio management to address facility and technical issues
-Crewing, managing, and scheduling of freelance technical operators
-Oversee ordering tape stock, lamps, and other studio consumables
-Managed design, construction, and installation of studio and remote sets
-Recommend purchase & supervise installation of new equipment & technologies
-Local liaison with corporate IT department in Los Angeles
-Work with art department on studio graphics look
-Coordinate and execute new sales and marketing strategies
-Director for all studio programs and select remotes including weekly college football, roundtable talk, and regional Emmy award winning fishing shows

May 1994 to ESPN, Bristol, CT
Aug. 2003 Director

-Production Liaison/Lead Director ESPNEWS
-Responsible for ESPNEWS re-launch on 9/7/01
-Maintain, evaluate, and implement look and policy changes
-Director for various studio shows including:
-SportsCenter, NHL Tonight, College Kickoff, RPM Tonight, Sportsnight

Feb. 1992 to WSVN-TV, FOX, Miami, FL
May 1994 Director
-Two daily newscasts

Dec. 1988 to WPBF-TV, ABC, West Palm Beach, FL
Feb. 1992 Senior Director

-Two daily newscasts
-High school quiz bowl series
-Bowling special
-MDA Telethon

Nov. 1987 to WINK-TV, CBS, Fort Myers, FL
Dec. 1988 Director

-Two daily newscasts

Dec. 1985 to WRNN-TV, IND, Kingston, NY
Nov. 1987 Director

-Two daily newscasts
-Commercials
-Various remote programs
-Daily entertainment/variety show
-Drama focusing on drug abuse

Dec. 1984 to WYOU-TV, CBS, Scranton, PA
Dec. 1985 Director

-Two daily newscasts
-Promos and commercials

Aug. 1983 to WIVT-TV, ABC, Binghamton, NY
Dec. 1984 Director

-Daily newscast
-Weekly Bowling series
-Binghamton Whalers Hockey Games
-Telethons: MDA, March of Dimes and Arthritis
-NJCAA Basketball Finals
-Commercials and promos
-Weekly racing news show

AWARDS
1996 SPORTS EMMY AWARD
Studio Shows
ESPN SportsCenter
Director

EDUCATION
ITHACA COLLEGE, Ithaca, NY
-B.S. Communications, May 1983

I have been in the industry since 1983.

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