Alumni Brown Bag Lunch / Media Training

Alumni Brown Bag Lunch / Media Training

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Attention: Aspiring TV Reporters, Anchors, and On-Air Personalities

Media Training / Brown Bag Lunch with Michael Sorrentino ‘05

Wednesday, November 9 – 11:30 to 12:45 (during Common Hour)


Michael Sorrentino

Michael Sorrentino

Michael Sorrentino is a veteran broadcast producer, having worked for more than a decade in national TV news. Michael has worked on the front lines of major news stories from presidential elections to international humanitarian issues, and everything in between: including running live newscasts, training on-air reporters and developing video content. Eventually, Michael launched Fox’s acclaimed Reporter Training Program.

His unique skills sets have resulted in Sorrentino Media. Clients include Google/YouTube, where he coaches up-and-coming “Influencers” as well as Sinclair Broadcast Group, Circa News, and Charter Communications.  

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Topics to be covered:  

  • Working in the field: Tips on how to pull together a great report in little time 
  • Operating as a MMJ: What you need to know when you are the Photographer, the Producer, and the Reporter
  • On-air delivery: Tips and tricks on vocal delivery, projection, pacing, and posture
  • Digital vs. Television: Delivery for digital platforms is incredibly different than TV – what you need to know



To apply, go to and submit:

  • Brief statement of interest that describes your career goals and what you would like to get out of a media training seminar (no more than 250 words)
  • Resume – this should include involvement with student media activities at Hofstra, internships, and other experience
  • Link(s) to samples of your on-camera work (professional website, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

Selected students will be notified by Tuesday, November 1.