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Brian Wisowaty Seton Hall provided my foundation—the hands-on experience, the network of contacts and mentors and, of course, the education. The experiences I had at Seton Hall were transformational, extending far beyond anything that’s just pre-professional. They are times of my life that I will forever look back upon fondly and why I stay connected with Seton Hall.

Brian Wisowaty '11
Public Relations and Journalism major
Graphics Producer, MSNBC

Meet Brian

“Once I was a part of WSOU, Seton Hall’s award-winning radio station, I found it to be my second home. It allowed me to learn the crafts of broadcasting and radio production in a hands-on environment. WSOU is built on the values of a strong work ethic, teamwork and dedication. It’s beyond impressive to see so many WSOU staffers execute their roles with these values at the forefront every day.”

As a four-year member of the WSOU staff, Wisowaty took on various roles: community programing engineer, sports broadcaster, morning DJ, assistant sports director, sports director and ultimately station manager. “WSOU provided the platform, the contact network and the cornerstone of my resume. Its reputation is a major reason I am where I am today, and I’m forever grateful for that.”

Wisowaty also joined the staff of the Student run newspaper, The Setonian as a writer during the first week of his freshman year. His eagerness definitely paid off, as major story assignments, awards and editorial positions soon followed. His work with The Setonian also included major roles in management, which were significant in his professional growth. His positions included staff writer, assistant sports editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief. Some of his stories were even picked up by national news outlets like The Star-Ledger.

These experiences plus multiple internship and freelance work experience, including a prized internship with NBC, provided him a competitive edge and prepared him for career success. Today, Wisowaty works for MSNBC coordinating all graphic elements for selected programs. He has also participated in special coverage for the 2012 GOP primary season and will be active in all coverage of the 2012 presidential election.

 Seton Hall Career Highlights

  • Four-year University Scholarship Recipient, Cum Laude Graduate
  • WSOU: Community Programing Engineer, Sports Broadcaster, Morning DJ, Assistant Sports Director, Sports Director, Station Manager
  • The Setonian: Staff Writer, Assistant Sports Editor, Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief
  • Five-time award winner in the New Jersey Press Association Better College Newspaper Contest with The Setonian
  • First-place award for “Radio Sports” by Garden State Journalists Association (WSOU Broadcast)
  • Finalist Award, “Best Sports Play-by-Play” at the New York International Radio Festival (WSOU Broadcast)
  • University Award for Distinguished Leadership and Service
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Member
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, Charter Member
  • Internship with the Daily Record, New Jersey
  • Internship in the newsroom at NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
  • Provided  freelance work for the launch of South Orange Patch
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