About Tina Cervasio

Television

2008-Present
MSG Networks
New York Knicks Reporter
  • Pre-Game Features
  • In-Game Court Side Reporting
  • Post-Game Interviews
New York Red Bulls Pre-game & Halftime Host
  • Pre-Game Features
  • In-Game Reports
  • Post-Game Interviews
2012 - Present
NBA TV
Contributing Reporter
2013
NBA on TNT
Court Side Reporter
2012
NFL on FOX
Sideline Reporter
2010-Present
WNYW FOX 5 New York
Sports Anchor (Fill-in) Good Day New York Contributing Reporter Sports Xtra
2006-2008
The New England Sports Network (NESN)
Reporter Red Sox
  • Pre-Game Interviews
  • In-Game on Field Reports
  • Post-Game Interviews
  • Year-Round Coverage
  • Features
2004-2006
WCBS-TV Ch. 2 CBS 2 News
Anchor/Reporter Weekend Morning Sports
2004-2006
YES Network
Voice-Over Host
"Running"
2004
WABC-TV Ch. 7 Eyewitness News
Traffic Anchor Long Term (4 Months Full-Time) Fill-in
2003-2004
MSNBC - "Imus in the Morning"/WFAN
Traffic Reporter
Fill-in Sports Personality
2003-2005
New Jersey Fishing Show/CN8
Host
2002-2003
CN8 Sports/The Comcast Network
Sideline Reporter
Half-time Host
Arena Football League Reporter
Local Pro & High School Teams
2001-2002
NFL Sunday Ticket Direct TV
Reporter
Fill-in Host
1997-2003
Time Warner New York
News Anchor/Reporter/Producer Sports College Basketball Play-By-Play
2002
Sunshine Network
Sideline Reporter/Half-time Host
Arena Football2 League Championship
2002
Animal Planet Sports
Co-Host/Reporter/Play-By-Play
AKC Tournament of Champions Series
2000
ESPN2
Co-Host
U.X. Open Championships for Alternative Golf
2001
FOX Sports Net
Sideline Reporter
NCAA Lacrosse Game of the Week
1998-2001
NBC NewsChannel/Sports NewSatellite
Reporter/Producer/Editor

Radio

2013-Present
ESPN NY 98.7 FM
Co-Host
2004, 2006, 2012, 2014
Westwood One Radio Networks Olympic Coverage
Winter Olympic Games: Women's Hockey Play-by-Play from Torino, Italy Studio Update Anchor
Summer Olympic Games: Gymnastics Play-by-Play from Athens, Greece Studio Update Anchor
2002-2004
WFAN-AM, New York, NY
Sports Update Anchor
2003-2004
Sports USA Radio
NFL Sideline Reporter
2003-2006
WNEW-FM, WAWZ-FM, WVNJ-AM, WHUD-FM, WJLK-FM, New York, NY
News and Traffic Anchor (Shadow/Metro Broadcasting Networks)
2000-2001
WINS-AM, WBBR-AM, WMTR-FM, New York, NY
Anchor/Reporter
Sports Update

Related Experience

2001-2003
ArenaFootball.com
Reporter
2004-2006
That's Life Magazine
Reporter
1998
CBS
Associate Producer/Writer
Nagano, Japan Winter Olympic Games
1997-2001
FOX Sports
Research/Statistics at Super Bowl XXXIII ALCS World Series Stanley Cup
1996-1997
SportsChannel New York/NewSport Television Network
Associate Producer/Editor
1997 (Postseason)
New York Yankees
Media Relations

Education

May 1996
University of Maryland College of Journalism:
Bachelor of Arts Concentration: News
1995
"Summer in Spain"
University of Maryland Program for credits towards Spanish Minor
1993
Bill Raftery & Bob Wolff Sports Broadcasting Camp
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Tina Cervasio joined MSG Networks in 2008. She is the courtside and feature reporter for MSG's New York Knicks game telecasts, pre-game and postgame shows, plus original Knicks programming; while also holding the role as pre-game and halftime host, sideline and postgame reporter for New York Red Bulls game telecasts on MSG and MSG+.

In addition to her work with MSG, Cervasio can be seen handling reporting and anchor duties on FOX 5 New York's "Good Day New York" and "Sports Extra," and as a co-host on 98.7 FM ESPN Radio New York. She has also covered a number of games as a national sideline reporter for the NBA on TNT, the NFL on FOX, NBA TV, and as a regular contributor on NBC Sports Network.

The New Jersey native is a four-time New York Emmy Award-winner as part of MSG's New York Knicks broadcast team. In 2009, 2013 and 2014 Cervasio was nominated for her individual work as a Sports Reporter in her roles with the Knicks and Red Bulls.

Before her time with MSG, the University of Maryland graduate was the Field Reporter for the Boston Red Sox on the New England Sports Network (NESN) where she reported live from the field in-game and for both the pre-game and postgame shows from 2006 to 2008. While at NESN, Cervasio garnered multiple Emmy nominations for her individual work and received a personalized 2007 World Series ring.

Prior to her work at NESN, Cervasio was a sports anchor and reporter on WCBS-TV in New York and appeared on national programs as a reporter and anchor on NBC Sports, NFL Sunday Ticket and Animal Planet.

In addition to her television work, Cervasio has extensive experience in radio and currently serves as a fill-in co-host on ESPN Radio New York. Her radio work also includes anchoring updates for Olympics Coverage in Sochi and London, as well as play-by-play for women's hockey and gymnastics at the Torino and Athens Olympic Games on Westwood One Radio and 20/20 updates for WFAN Radio in New York.

Outside of sports broadcasting Cervasio spends her time with various charities, including Madison Square Garden's Garden of Dreams Foundation, which "makes dreams come true for kids facing obstacles." In support of the Garden of Dreams, Cervasio ran the New York City Marathon in 2008, 2009 and 2013 and participated in the 2012 New York Broadcasters Derby as a driver in a harness race.

Cervasio also frequently serves as an emcee for a number of highly successful charity programs and organizations, including the American Cancer Society's "Coaches vs. Cancer," Special Olympics Massachusetts, the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation, UNICO, Maryland Alumni Association's "Maryland in Manhattan," Financial Women's Association, National Cancer Center Gala, Voices Against Brain Cancer, and more. In 2013 she was the Celebrity Guest Speaker for the Pre-Event of the Women on Wall Street Conference.

Cervasio regularly addresses students – from high school to graduate school – on the world of journalism, social media and the sports industry. Speaking at "Maryland Day" at her alma matter, as a panelist at the College of Journalism's "Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism" gives Tina great pride. In New York, she is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at local colleges and universities, including Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, the NYU Sports Business Masters Program, Princeton, Rutgers, St. John's and Fordham. She is also an active member of WISE (Women in Sports and Events), AWSM (Association for Women in Sports Media) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Cervasio has been honored as the "Woman of the Year" by the Belleville, New Jersey, Italian American Foundation, and was inducted into the Nutley, New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011, joining the likes of Martha Stewart and the late Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Cervasio resides in New Jersey with her husband, Kevin McKearney and their Himalayan cats, Luke and Leia.

Philanthropy & Charity
Garden of Dreams Foundation

Outside of sports broadcasting, Cervasio spends her time with various charities, including Madison Square Garden's Garden of Dreams Foundation, which "Makes dreams come true for kids facing obstacles." In support of Garden of Dreams, Cervasio ran the New York City Marathon in 2008, 2009 and 2013 raising over $16,000. She participated in the 2012 New York Broadcasters Derby, as a driver in a harness race & sponsored a camel in another Meadowlands Racetrack event, winning money for the foundation. She also hosts or is the Emcee at a number of Garden of Dreams Events and programs, including the annual "Knicks Bowl", "MSG Classroom" and "Garden of Dreams Prom" .

Coaches vs. Cancer

After tweeting about her husband, Kevin's fight against colon cancer in 2010, "Coaches vs. Cancer" reached out to see if she needed any support. Tina then began supporting Coaches vs. Cancer, a division within the American Cancer Society, in any way possible, including going "Over the Edge" in Jersey City in 2012 to raise awareness, selecting Coaches vs. Cancer to benefit from her award as the Belleville, New Jersey "Italian-American Association's Woman of the Year", and appearing on NASDAQ with college basketball coaches wearing sneakers.

Mistress of Ceremonies

Cervasio frequently serves as an emcee for a number of highly successful charity programs and organizations. Starting back in her days living in Boston, Tina worked as the announcer or Mistress of Ceremonies for Special Olympics Massachusetts, MDA's Muscle Team Boston, Foundation to be Named Later, and Kevin Youkilis' Hits for Kids. Upon returning to New York, Tina immediately began working fundraisers there, including the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation, UNICO, Maryland Alumni Association's "Maryland in Manhattan", National Cancer Center Gala, Voices Against Brain Cancer, Hamilton-Madison House and more.

Keynote Speaker - Women on Wall Street Conference October 2013

Cervasio was the Keynote Speaker at the 2013 Pre-Event Program of the Women on Wall Street Conference (WOWs) at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square. The theme of the 2013 program was "Game Changers". As women in a male-dominated field, the attendees were able to relate to Tina's talk about finding her way to success in sports broadcasting, while also embracing the unique and powerful qualities you have as a woman. Deutsche Bank donated a significant sum to the charity of Tina's Choice; "Bramble Scramble", in honor of her late college classmate, Kelly Pyne Bramble, a college athlete and sports broadcasting major, who lost her battle to cervical cancer, leaving behind her husband and two young boys. [View Informational Flyer]

Golfing, Riding, Modeling … for a Cause

From the Broadcasters Foundation of America to Fellowship of Christian Athletes to COPE … Tina is a regular on the golf course for each of these Foundations' outings and more! Whether running the marathon, driving a horse in a harness race, or getting on a bike for Cycle for Survival, you can bet Tina is willing to dig deep into whatever athleticism she still has to help raise money for a charity. And when it comes to fighting cancer and raising awareness, THAT is the cause that really tugs at Cervasio's heart due to her own family & friends' battles … so when "Aces in Action," a charity started by professional basketball player and good friend Brian Kortovich, called asking her to wear their apparel in their campaign … Tina was there. Always supporting. Saying "One of the easiest and most rewarding things to do in life, is giving back and helping others."