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Damon AmendolaraD.A. (SU ’01) is the Vader to this Fizz Deathstar. He created the site in August ’08, and as editor-in-chief attempts daily to avoid icebergs while at the helm. He is the host of “The D.A. Show” on CBS Sports Radio, heard nationally on over 100 radio stations including Syracuse’s 1260 The Score. Been known to battle Herm Edwards and lament the new Syracuse basketball unis. D.A. began his radio career at WAER in Syracuse as Sports Director. Email D.A.:

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Drew CarterDrew Carter (SU ‘19) joined Team Fizz in May ’16. He’s from Plymouth, Minnesota (20 minutes outside Minneapolis), and despite being from the State of Hockey, his favorite teams are the Timberwolves, Vikings, and Twins. He studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism in the Newhouse School, works in the sports departments at WAER and Z89, and spews idiotic hot takes on CitrusTV. Email Drew:

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Tyler AkiTyler Aki (SU ’19) is Director of Fizz Radio and hails from Chicago. He roots for the Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears. After his long suffering fandom for the North Siders, he finally celebrated a Cubs title in ’16. Tyler studies broadcast and digital journalism in the Newhouse school and can also be heard on WAER and Z89 radio. Email Tyler:


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David EdelsteinDavid Edelstein (SU ’19) grew up in Paramus, NJ, scoring the winning run in his 4th grade little league World Series (yes, ask for autographs). David retired right there at the top of his game, and now plays tennis, badminton and trains in Isshin-ryu karate. David studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the Newhouse School and can be found writing and talking sports at WAER, Z89, Citrus TV, and The Daily Orange. Email David:

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 Tim Leonard (SU ’20) joined Team Fizz in August ’17. Despite moving from Massachusetts to North Carolina when he was seven years old, Tim still backs Brady, Belichick, Bird and Big Papi. When he is not watching his favorite teams pick off championships annually, Tim is working in the sports departments at WAER, Z89 and CitrusTV. He studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism in the Newhouse school. Email Tim:

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JD Raucci (SU ’20) joined Team Fizz in August ’17. His roots are in Dudley, MA where he grew up a championship-spoiled Patriots, Celtics, and Yankees fan (yes, it is possible to be all three). JD studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the Newhouse School and also works in the sports departments at WAER, Z89, and CitrusTV. Email JD: 


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Jonathon Hoppe (SU ’20) joined Team Fizz in September ’17. He grew up in Charlotte, NC, and is still an avid supporter of the Hornets and Panthers. When he’s not writing for Orange Fizz, Jonathon’s probably at WAER, Z89, or watching Kemba Walker crossovers. He studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the Newhouse School. Email Jonathon:



Harrison Singer (SU ’21) joined Team Fizz in July ’18. He is a native of Briarcliff Manor, New York, where he avidly roots for the Jets, Yankees, Knicks, and Rangers. Harrison is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism major in the Newhouse School, and does work for campus radio stations WAER and Z89, as well as television station, CitrusTV. Always down to talk sports, you can reach Harrison through email. Email Harrison:

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