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Versatility Is a Key to a Solid Media Career in Major Markets

BALTIMORE - APRIL 29:  Aubrey Huff #17 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a sacrifice fly in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Camden Yards on April 29, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Jeff WolfsonContributor IMay 3, 2009

Since I joined the media as an 18-year-old college freshman I debated who I would want to model myself after so I could become successful. There are so many media personalities that sometimes they all run together and become confusing.

The person I have chosen as the best media person is Scott Garceau. Garceau has proven to not only be a gentleman, but to have staying power in one of the larger markets in the country. For as long as I can remember, Garceau has been involved covering sports for Baltimore. He is best known for being a sports anchor on one of the local television stations, but recently retired.

Throughout his career I have always thought Garceau was very versatile. Aside from being a sports anchor, Garceau has a radio show and still announces on television. The first time Baltimore had a football team, the Canadian Football League’s Stallions, he and former Baltimore Colt Tom Matte partnered up to make a great announcing team. Then when the Ravens came into existence in 1996, Garceau’s announcing skills became honed. After years on the job, the Ravens signed a contract with a new radio station and did not retain his services.

Garceau also is the voice of lacrosse in Baltimore. Baltimore is a hotbed for lacrosse and Garceau announces the Game of the Week. With lacrosse being such a fast-moving game and the number of teams and players, it is hard for anyone to keep track of what is going on, but Garceau is almost flawless announcing the games.

The last part of his versatility that I will mention is his hosting of one radio show year-round, and two during football season. His ability to move the show along and squeeze as many callers in as possible is rare because hosts like to make their opinions known too. Garceau also treats each caller with the utmost respect that is sometimes hard to give to callers.

Scott Garceau is the best media personality in the Baltimore hands down. Some have come close and many have fallen short, but I think to be the best personality in Baltimore, Scott Garceau is the person to imitate.

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