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After watching Sportscenter for hours every day as a child, Tom quickly knew what career path he wanted to take. Since then, he's grown to love sports not only off the field, but on the field as well.

Growing up in Central New York, Tom was the captain of his baseball, football, and basketball team at his high school in Cazenovia, a small Upstate New York town. He's an avid golfer, while also mowing grass and raking bunkers at one of his local courses year after year.

His sports background continued at the next level, as he played football for 4 years and baseball for 2 years at Ithaca College in New York's Southern Tier.

While at Ithaca, Tom earned his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Park School of Communications, working for the school newspaper, radio and television stations.

After graduation, Tom worked his way up from Multi-Media News/Sports Journalist to Weekend Sports Anchor at CNY Central, the CBS and NBC affiliate in Syracuse, NY.

After his first year in the market, Tom earned the Syracuse Press Club's Newcomer of the Year award. A year later, Tom and fellow sports anchor Niko Tamurian earned the "Most Outstanding" sportscast award from the New York State Broadcaster's Association.

Tom filled his new role as NBC25/FOX66 Sports Director in January of 2015. He's brand new to Michigan, but is excited about the variety of great sports the state has to offer. He admits he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan, but with Derek Jeter retiring he's not sure how long that allegiance will stick aroundso he's open to new suggestions.

Other than playing or reporting sports, he likes a good workout, going to the beach, or doing any outdoor activity. He's an avid participant in any lawn game.

With that said, he's looking forward to exploring his new state, so feel free to let him know what the best activities are!