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First Female Sports Broadcaster At Amityville Memorial High School

Photo courtesy of the Amityville Union Free School District

On Jan. 30, Amityville Memorial High School junior Erin Kreuder made history for the school’s broadcasting club as she became the first female to ever do play-by-play commentary.

Kreuder was the play-by-play commentator for the Amityville girls basketball game against Islip. High school teachers Paul Cimmino and Matt Greiss have coordinated the broadcasting club in Amityville since 2017, and they livestream to their YouTube channel called the Amityville Broadcasting Network. The club teaches students all aspects of what goes into having a professional broadcast including audio/video production, sound engineering, directing, producing, sideline reporters, talk show hosts and panelists, analysts, and play-by-play announcer.

“In the professional world, it is a male-dominated profession, and female sports play-by-play commentators are extremely rare,” Mr. Greiss said. “In our club, we have had only six male students reach the level of play-by-play since we started our club. Erin did a tremendous job last month. As a junior, she has now established herself as our top on-air person and has another full year to shine.”

The Amityville School District congratulates Kreuder on making school history as a female sports broadcaster.

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