Lane Tech Senior Alex Burstein joins Wednesday’s Game of the Week Broadcast Team!
Tomorrow’s Game of the Week features the debut of Lane Tech student-broadcaster, Alex Burstein, to our broadcasting team!
When executive producer of Game of the Week, Fred Weintraub reached out to him, Burstein remarked, “I was really excited. I’ve watched Game of the Week basketball and football before and know how professional the broadcasts are. It’s exciting, I’ve done broadcasting but never on live TV.”
Burstein kick-started his broadcasting career as a freshman at Lane Tech High School.
“I decided the summer going into freshman year I wanted to do broadcasting,” He stated. “I actually bought a head set and audio mixer to get started.”
The whole thing, he described, was a pretty quick process.
“I was at a football game helping with statistics when the then athletic director of Lane Tech, Nick LoGalbo asked if I wanted to do statistics for boys’ basketball that fall,” He informed us, “I said yes and told him that I was also interested in broadcasting, and it went from there.”
Now, at the age of 18, Alex has produced solo broadcasts for Lane Tech’s boys’ basketball, baseball, and football teams that have earned him incredible opportunities, including the opportunity to call the baseball city championship at the Wrigley field press box, and being selected as a member of the broadcast crew for the World Maccabiah Games in Israel.
He now has a great NEW opportunity coming his way as he joins Lauren Withrow as a sideline reporter on Wednesday’s Game of the Week broadcast of the CPL Girls Soccer Championship.
Burstein will be broadcasting LIVE from Lane Tech College Prep High School as the Lane Tech Girls soccer team defends their city championship title against Jones College Prep.
Burstein added, “I’m just excited to be part of a broadcast team. I’ve done most of my career solo so far so working with other broadcasters and seeing how the broadcast comes together in that capacity is what I’m most looking forward to.”
In addition to Lauren Withrow, Burstein will be working with The U’s longtime broadcaster, Jim Blaney who is giving the play-by-play, and New York City-based sports writer and color commentator for the Chicago Red Stars, Erica Ayala.
See Alex Burstein and this legendary team in action tomorrow at 6P LIVE only on The U.