Sports Talk with Brandon Tierney '96

CBS Sports Radio National Host to Lead Sports Broadcasting Workshop

POUGHKEEPSIENationally syndicated sports talk host Brandon Tierney '96 will hold a sports broadcasting workshop on Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in the Lowell Thomas Center Screening Room. Tierney will begin the event with a Q&A session and then hold a workshop for students, providing feedback as they practice their sports talk skills. The event is sponsored by the Marist College Center for Sports Communication and is free and open to the publicTierney

Tierney has enjoyed great success in the competitive sports talk industry. He is currently a host of CBS Sports Radio’s nationally-syndicated morning show with Tiki Barber and Dana Jacobson. The show airs weekday mornings and is carried on over 100 stations nationwide. Before arriving at CBS, Tierney hosted an afternoon drive-time sports talk show in San Francisco. He may be best known for his nine years at 1050 ESPN Radio in New York City from 2002-2011.

"Having someone of Brandon's stature in the sports talk business come to campus to listen and provide feedback and advice is a great opportunity for our students," said Keith Strudler, director of the Center for Sports Communication. "The fact that Brandon is an alum who has sat where our students are today before launching his career in sports communication and rising to national prominence will make his visit here even more meaningful." 

 In addition to his hosting duties, Tierney also anchored New York Knicks pre-game, half-time and post-game radio shows for three seasons (2005-06 through 2007-08) and served as occasional play-by-play announcer for Knicks broadcasts. He also served as play-by-play announcer and lead analyst for St. John’s University basketball for six seasons.

 Tierney earned his B.A. in journalism from Marist in 1996 before breaking into sports broadcasting in Allentown, Penn. He was also a letter winner for the Marist baseball team.

At Wednesday’s event, Marist students will have the opportunity to do a short sports talk demonstration in pairs in front of the audience, and Tierney will provide running feedback. This workshop will be preceded by a brief question and answer period with Strudler. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the interactive event.

All are welcomed to attend. Those who would like to participate in the workshop and perform a short sports talk segment or learn more about the event should contact Strudler at

For more information about the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, please visit its website at