A native of Tampa, Florida and graduate of the University of South Florida, Vince is as versatile and passionate of a broadcaster as you will find anywhere. In today’s world of broadcasting where there’s no more room for one-trick ponies, Vince has utilized his diverse skills in multiple platforms and roles with tremendous success.
As you’ll see below in his work samples, he’s had success as a Sports Talk Show Host, Play-By-Play Announcer, Sideline Reporter, Update Anchor, Pregame Reporter, Halftime Anchor, Game Studio Host and Sports Interview Reporter.
Currently, Vince is the Morning Show Co-Host at 99.1 The Sports Animal in Knoxville, the highly-rated and listened to flagship station of the Tennessee Volunteers. “SportsTalk with John and Vince is historic for it’s tenure in the state and runs airs 6-9am ET with co-host John Wilkerson. Vince was named the station’s 2017 On-Air Personality of the Year by the cluster’s management team. He holds numerous on-air roles for the Vol Network (U. of Tennessee) including Baseball Play-By-Play Announcer/Color Analyst, Football and Basketball Pregame Reporter and Basketball Halftime Reporter. Vince is the Play-By-Play Announcer for the High School Football Game of the Week on his radio station in Knoxville. He’s also a weekly or frequent guest on numerous TV and radio shows to share his analysis on the Vols.
Vince is a panelist on the highly rated weekly TV show “The Sports Source” on WATE-TV CH. 6 (ABC) in Knoxville. He’s also a frequent guest on radio shows in various markets to share insight on the Vols, SEC, MMA and national sports.
Vince speaks Italian, which was his first language he was taught as a kid. He learned English in school mainly. He’s a proud doodle dog dad of an adorable, angelic mini goldendoodle Daphne..
Vince is the Website, Digital & Social Media Director for for the Cumulus Media Knoxville cluster including sister stations, WIVK and WOKI. 99.1 The Sports Animal has regularly shattered all-time records for podcast listens, app downloads, stream listening, YouTube views and website traffic under his direction. You name it, on and off the air, Vince has stepped in and done it well in a pinch. He is the epitome of a team player that comes with confidence, but not the huge ego.
He has an array of roles for the 60+ affiliates on the Vol Radio Network for the University of Tennessee. He’s the #2 play-by-play announcer and #1 analyst for UT baseball. He conducts the pre-game player interviews before every game for Tennessee football and men’s basketball, He has an on-site reporting role on the Vols football Kickoff Call-in Show (pre-game.) Also, Vince handles a segment of the halftime show reviewing the stats for UT men’s basketball home games. He’s also filled-in as a studio host for football post-game shows as well as men’s and women’s basketball games.
He’s also on the SEC Network Plus roster as Play-By-Play Announcer on their digital platform. He’s called baseball and softball games so far.
Vince has been the voice of one of the Southeast’s top MMA promotions the last 5 years, Valor Fights. He was the Lead Commentator (Play-By-Play) for their pay-per-view events airing nationally.
With play-by-play experience calling football, basketball, baseball, soccer, MMA and boxing, Vince has tremendous versatility. He also has the ability to call any other Olympic sport because of his work ethic to learn and his broadcasting presence and understanding of what makes a play-by-play announcer special. See those specifics here.
Vince knows the fundamentals and elements of a great sports talk show host, as well as how to construct extremely effective shows. Those details are outlined here.
He’s first-generation American born with most family in Italy, Italian was his first language. He learned English mainly in school. His first job was as a ball boy for the Cincinnati Reds Single-A affiliate, Tampa Tarpons, at the age of 13. He’s called-in sick to work just once since. That shows you his dedication and how infrequently he falls ill.
There’s so much more to know about Vince, personally and professionally. See what the sports and broadcasting industry is saying about him here.
The exciting thing for him is, he’s just getting started. He’s constantly getting better, elevates his performance on the biggest stages, he understands utilizing social media in today’s broadcasting landscape and he’s only wired to work tirelessly to reach new levels in everything he does. He’s excited about new opportunities that are out there that he’s ultra-confident that he’d be fantastic addition, like play-by-play announcer, hosting a TV or radio sports show, sideline reporter and more. Every show and station has been positively impacted with Vince on the team. That will only continue.