Voice of the Syracuse Chiefs and Newhouse Prof. Named BBI Fellow

August 30, 2013

Jason Benetti, announcer for the Syracuse Chiefs and adjunct professor at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, has been selected as a fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University. BBI Fellow appointments provide select and accomplished individuals the opportunity to collaborate with BBI on innovative projects, related to their disciplines, with impact for people with disabilities.

Benetti will work with Peter Blanck, BBI chairman and University Professor, and with others to share stories from the Syracuse community and beyond in the areas of sports and disability.

"BBI is excited to work with Jason Benetti to create a web page about people in the world of athletics," says Blanck.

Along with his role as adjunct professor, Benetti is a freelance play-by-play announcer for ESPN.  He broadcasts sporting events for Time Warner and is the lead play-by-play announcer for the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.  He is a 2005 graduate of Syracuse University and the Newhouse School in 2005 with majors in broadcast journalism, economics and psychology.  In 2011, he received a Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest School of Law in North Carolina.

"I am honored to be a BBI Fellow," Benetti said.  "I am thrilled to work with BBI to create an avenue by which people can share their stories."

For more information about BBI, please visit http://bbi.syr.edu.