EYT Media Group Hires Sports Editor Chris Rossetti

RossettiCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Chris Rossetti, one the area’s predominant sports reporters, recently joined the EYT Media Group as Sports Editor.

“We’re thrilled to bring someone of Chris’ caliber onboard,” said EYT Media Group President Jake Bauer. “The addition of Chris to our team will help us provide even more free local news content to our viewers.”

According to Bauer, the addition of Rossetti will allow the company to provide increased sports coverage on all three of its sites in addition to the newly acquired DSports.com, a company Rossetti co-founded 16 years ago.

“I’m really excited to join the EYT Media group in an official capacity,” Rossetti said. “My relationship with the company and with Jake Bauer dates back three or four years now. We formed a very positive parternship between it and D9Sports.com, and now that D9Sports.com is part of the EYT Media family I couldn’t be happier than I am now.

“While my background is in college athletics, I have had the desire to give high school sports a full-time go for a few years now and this opportunity is too hard to pass up.”

Originally from the Pittsburgh suburb of North Huntingdon Township, Rossetti has lived in Clarion County since May 1998 when he became Sports Editor at The Clarion News.

In Sept. 1999, Rossetti joined the legendary Rich Herman in the Sports Information Office at Clarion University as the assistant Sports Information Director. In 2009, he was promoted to Assistant SID/Sports Web Director, a position he held until this past July.

While at Clarion, Rossetti also wrote on a contracted basis for various media outlets including ExploreClarion, the DuBois Courier-Express/Tri-County Sunday, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Altoona Mirror while also doing some writing for CBS owned MaxPreps.com and for the Pennsylvania Football News among others.

A 1998 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Political Science and Journalism, Rossetti worked for state Representative Sara Steelman while in college as well as for the IUP Sports Information Office, the Indiana Gazette and The Penn, the IUP student newspaper. He is also a 1994 graduate of Norwin High School. While a senior in high school, Rossetti interned for state Representative Allen Kukovich, who is credited with the leading the successful effort to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Pennsylvania, a program that has served as the standard for other state’s health insurance programs.

Rossetti is an avid sports fan and is a season-ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He says his favorite sports memories are the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins championship parades in 2009 and the 2013 Pirates Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Reds. He is also an avid Penn State football fan and a fan of Pitt basketball, which he realizes confuses a lot of people.
Rossetti, and his wife Shenessa (Huth), a native of Tionesta, reside in Shippenville.

EYT Media Group, Inc., established in 2010, is a fast-growing media company based in Clarion, Pa. The company operates a network of hyperlocal news and information websites in western Pennsylvania, including www.exploreClarion.com, www.exploreJeffersonPA.com, and www.exploreVenango.com. The network of sites attracts approximately 900,000 users per month. The company also runs the EYT Radio Network, an online radio station that broadcasts various local shows and sports programming.

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