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2021 Master of Ceremonies
John Fanta '17

College Sports Play-by-Play Broadcaster, FOX Sports

John Fanta '17John Fanta is currently a commentator, host and reporter with FOX Sports and the BIG EAST Digital Network. He has covered a wide variety of events as the voice of the BIG EAST Conference since 2017, from the conference's legendary tournament at Madison Square Garden to multiple NCAA Tournament Final Fours.

A 2017 Seton Hall graduate from the College of Communication and the Arts, Fanta earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. While at The Hall, Fanta, a native of Cleveland, OH, felt truly at home and made his mark in coverage of Pirate Athletics.

As the voice of the Pirate Sports Network, a fixture on 89.5 FM WSOU and a contributor to The Setonian and Pirate Television, Fanta was seen and heard covering Seton Hall sports teams and traveled over half the country covering teams throughout his four years. Because of his work, he became the first non-student athlete to receive the Seton Hall Most Valuable Pirate Award, typically given to a student-athlete who had gone above and beyond in their respective sport.

Today, Fanta calls Hoboken, NJ, home. He can still be seen at Seton Hall Basketball games covering the latest across BIG EAST Hoops and The Hall. His work has also been seen on ESPN's family of networks, NBA TV and more.