About

You can reach me via email: rchrampanis@gmail.com

For the past 20 years, I’ve clipped on a microphone and sat on the anchor desk delivering local sports.  I grew up in Monmouth County, New Jersey dreaming of becoming the next Warner Wolf.  I never met Warner, but I was able to learn from his producer, the legendary Cliff Gelb at WCBS-TV.  My journey took me from Ottumwa, Iowa to Kirksville, Missouri to Bangor, Maine and 14 years in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Today, I’m back in Monmouth County, New Jersey looking to become the next Mark Cuban.  I’m attempting to use my background in local television, sponsorships and most importantly branding to try and redefine the way you get your local sports coverage.

Experience

1992 graduate, Saint Bonaventure University, BA in Mass Communication

Sports Director, WPDE-TV (ABC) Myrtle Beach/Florence, SC: February 2000 to April 2014

* Anchored the 6,7,10 and 11pm newscasts Monday through Friday

* Host of the End Zone, a 60 minute high school football program

* Created Zoneman Trophy, awarded to top high school football player in the area (previous winners include Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons and Notre Dame QB Everett Golson)

* Created Mister and Miss Hoop Zone Trophy, awarded to top high school basketball players in the area (previous winners include NY Knicks guard Raymond Felton and Milwaukee Bucks guard Ramon Sessions)

* Covered University of South Carolina and Clemson University football.  Bowl trips included Orange Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Outback Bowl, Gator Bowl

* Covered 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at famed Darlington Raceway

* Covered Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Single-A affiliate of Atlanta Braves then Texas Rangers

* Teamed up with chief meteorologist Ed Piotrowski to form WPDE Scholarship fund, raising over $100,000 in scholarships for local athletes through a charity golf tournament.

Host and Executive Producer, the Cliff Ellis Show – 2007 through 2014

* Produced, edited and hosted weekly basketball show at Coastal Carolina University featuring legendary men’s basketball coach Cliff Ellis

* Covered team’s 2014 Big South Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance

Host and Executive Producer, the David Bennett Show – 2003 through 2011

* Produced, edited, and hosted weekly football show at Coastal Carolina University featuring head football coach David Bennett

* Covered three Big South championship teams and six NFL players including Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert

Host and Executive Producer, the Buzz Peterson Show – 2004 through 2006

* Produced, edited and hosted weekly basketball show at Coastal Carolina University featuring head coach Buzz Peterson

Sports Director, WVII-TV (ABC) Bangor, Maine – July 1996 to January, 2000

* Anchored Monday through Friday 6pm and 11pm sportscasts

* Hosted Maine Hockey Monthly with two time national championship coach Shawn Walsh

* covered UMaine’s 1999 hockey national championship

* worked with ESPN.com’s Charlie Creme

Sports Director, KTVO-TV (ABC) Kirksville, Missouri/Ottumwa, Iowa – February 1995 to July 1996

* Anchored Monday through Friday 6pm and 10pm sportscasts covering two states

Associate Sports Producer, WCBS-TV (CBS) – New York, NY – February 1993 to January 1995

* Youngest producer in #1 media market

* Helped produce shows for Steve Levy (ESPN), Bruce Beck (Sports Director WNBC) and Bernie Smilovitz (Sports Director WDIV)

AWARDS

Two Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards in the documentary category

* The Truth – The Raymond Felton Story at WPDE in 2001

* That’s Cindy – A Maine Basketball Legend at WVII in 1997

1st place AP Award for best sports program for Maine Hockey Monthly at WVII in 1998

Outstanding Service Awards by Maine Basketball Coaches Association and South Carolina Football Coaches Association

 

 

 

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