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Giovanni Heater Interview and the Rise of Sports Media & Analytics at Virginia Tech

By Grayson Wimbish | June 08
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Giovanni Heater is a Syracuse, NY native who grew up bleeding the 'Cuse Orange and Navy. In fact, he bleeds it so much that he started a sports broadcast channel on Youtube to talk all things Syracuse Orange.

So why should any of this matter to the Hokie faithful? Well, as an aspiring sports journalist and broadcaster, Giovanni's eyes were all set on attending the prestigious Newhouse School of Communication in the backyard of his hometown.

That was all until Virginia Tech legend, broadcaster and Newhouse graduate Bill Roth slid into Giovanni's Twitter direct messages. Bill told Giovanni he needed to come be a Hokie and help build on the Sports Media & Analytics program at Virginia Tech. And guess what? On May 24th, 2021, that's exactly what Giovanni decided to do. You can see his 'commitment' video below:

I had the chance to sit down individually with Giovanni to talk about all he has to look forward to. As a product of the Multimedia Journalism major myself, it is absolutely insane to see how much the program continues to rise and build. So pop in the headphones and listen to this young man's story, because the Sons of Saturday can't wait to see all that he accomplishes.