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Sports Journalist Tina Cervasio Offers Best Tips for Merrill Students

Cervasio was named a "Distinguished Terrapin" in 2014. Povich Center Director George Solomon did the honors.

Cervasio was named a “Distinguished Terrapin” in 2014. Povich Center Director George Solomon did the honors.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (April 12) – Sports journalist Tina Cervasio loves Maryland and the Terps. A 1996 graduate of Merrill College, she is no stranger to College Park, where she supports our journalism program and the Shirley Povich Sports Center. She was named a “Distinguished Terrapin” by the Povich Center in 2014

Cervasio currently works for the CBS Sports Network, SiriusXM NBA Radio and is a Red Bulls Broadcaster for the pre-game and half-time shows. And if that’s not enough, she also is a part-time sports anchor at FOX5 NY. She says while her passion is sports journalism, she wants to be a broadcast journalist to reach a wider audience.

Thanks to Povich Director George Solomon, Tina recorded some of her best tips for Merrill students – to help them succeed as journalists.

Povich Center Announces Distinguished Terrapin Award Winners

From: The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism

Dean Lucy Dalglish, Povich Center Director George Solomon, Tina Cervasio, Ike Richmond and Beth Mechum.

Dean Lucy Dalglish, Povich Center Director George Solomon, Tina Cervasio, Ike Richman and the Povich Center’s Beth Mechum.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Tina Cervasio (’96) of MSG Network and Ike Richman (’88) of Philadelphia’s Comcast-Spectacor are this year’s “Distinguished Terrapin” award winners to be presented by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism. The awards will be presented during a Nov. 11 luncheon at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland.

The luncheon will precede the ninth annual Shirley Povich Symposium that will take place that evening at 7, with TV host Maury Povich moderating a panel discussing racism in sports.

Cervasio has covered the NBA’s New York Knicks since 2008,  as well as the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. She also works for the Big Ten Network. Previously she worked for the New England Sports Network, as well as TNT, the NFL on Fox and New York City’s Fox5. As a student at Maryland she learned her craft at WUMC radio and the campus television station.

Richman holds the position of Vice President of Public Relations for the Philadelphia-based company and assists in the running of Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, as well as Comcast-Spectacor’s  other properties throughout the world. He  often speaks to classes in the Merrill College of Journalism and is an active supporter of the Povich Center.

The second annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith award for covering racial and gender equality, which last fall went to ESPN’s Claire Smith, will be presented at a luncheon next spring.

Photos: Cervasio: MSG Network; Richman: LinkedIn