Herbert School of Communication

Sports Media at Hofstra

On-Campus Opportunities



Rated the best college radio station in the country in 2015 by The Princeton Review and winner of the National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Award as best non-commercial radio station (2014). In 2010 Radio Hofstra University became the flagship station of the New York Islanders, the first and only college radio station in the nation to have an exclusive Broadcasting agreement with a major-league sports team. Student coverage has included NHL playoffs games broadcast on ESPN and WFAN. Student journalists at WRHU also broadcast New York Cosmos soccer and Long Island Ducks baseball games, and are credentialed media covering special sporting events such as the Belmont Stakes, National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and The Barclays PGA Tournament.

Pride Productions


This multi-camera production produces live online broadcasts of select Hofstra events, including NCAA Division I athletics. Students work as directors, technical directors, camera crew, and graphics and replay operators, getting hands-on experience with state-of-the-art HD broadcast systems.



Students cover more than 100 Hofstra Pride basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, and soccer games a year for campus media outlets, including The ChronicleWRHUHofstra TodaySports Beat, and Long Island Report.

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

  • Sports Writing, Advanced Sports Writing
  • Television Sports Reporting and Producing
  • Sports, Media and Contemporary Culture
  • Sports Marketing
  • Media Relations for Sports and Entertainment Industries
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Sports, Media and Society
  • Single-Camera Television Production
  • Voice Performance for Radio and Digital Audio

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Our successful, accomplished alumni bring numerous networking opportunities to campus and are employed at many major media outlets including:

FOX Sports
NBC Sports
CBS Sports Radio
WFAN Sports Radio
ABC Sports Radio
NY Jets Organization
New York Mets

New York Yankees New York Cosmos
National Football League
MLB Network
Major League Soccer
Ketchum Sports and Entertainment
MSG Varsity
Yahoo! Sports
HBO Sports

1010 WINS
New York Islanders Radio Network
Los Angeles Kings
Miami Dolphins
The Topps Company
Sports Video Group

Lady Gaga and Hofstra Students


Students get valuable career experience and professional connections with sought-after internships at the best sports media companies in the nation such as:

  • Bleacher Report
  • MLB Network
  • MSG
  • NBC Sports
  • New York Islanders
  • SiriusXM NFL Radio
  • Sports desks at Newsday, News 12, and New York Daily News
Faculty with Emmy


Our faculty of veteran reporters, editors, multimedia journalists, videographers, broadcasters, producers, photographers and directors have won numerous Emmy Awards and other top honors for their work on major sporting events, including the Olympics, Monday Night Football, Super Bowl, Preakness, Belmont Stakes, Masters Tournament, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, World Cup, NBA finals, World Series, and Indianapolis 500, as well as for major publications, network and cable stations, and online sites.



The Herbert School’s fully HD-equipped learning environment includes a state-of-the-art converged digital newsroom, radio station, editing and screening suites, production studios with 4K-capable cameras, control rooms, and a new sound and color-correction production suite.