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About Jake

Engaging, passionate, knowledgeable, versatile, witty, and straightforward. Jake’s innate ability to connect with audiences results in a thoroughly enjoyable experience for listeners.

Video Samples

PxP Highlight Reel

Postgame Interview

Sideline Reporting

Audio Samples

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I’m really impressed with your work… The most impressive thing about your style is that you use the active voice over the passive voice whenever possible… On the subject of word pictures: phenomenal… You clearly pay very close attention to the game… You have a strong ability to ad lib, which is an absolute necessity for an elite hockey announcer… I give you an A for preparation.

Jack Edwards, Play by Play Announcer for the Boston Bruins (NESN)

I love your broadcasts of NESCAC hockey games… you’re an entertaining broadcaster.

George Brickley, All-Time Leading Scorer at Trinity College hockey and older brother of Boston Bruins’ Color Analyst Andy Brickley

Recent Blog Posts

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The Best Run in Tel Aviv

April 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on The Best Run in Tel Aviv

This is a piece I wrote this morning as part of an application as a freelance writer for Culture Trip. I hope you enjoy

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Self-Inflicted Comebacks are the Pinnacle of Humanity

April 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Self-Inflicted Comebacks are the Pinnacle of Humanity

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Inciting Violence and the Loss of Meaning

April 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Inciting Violence and the Loss of Meaning

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