Media Career Chats: Careers in Sports Media

The Media Career Chat Series

Alumni of The Media School are journalists and marketing professionals, advertising executives and public relations experts, sports media makers, filmmakers and directors, scholars, game designers, researchers, and more. We’d like you to meet them.

The Media Career Chat series is an excellent opportunity to meet and gain insight from experts in your industry. Also on March 5 is Media Career Chats: Careers in Entertainment.

Connect with our panelists on the Walter Center Success Network before or after the session!

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Sports Media Panelists

Priya Desai | Reporter, Sports Illustrated

Priya Desai

Priya Desai is a reporter based out of New York City. Currently she is a digital correspondent for Sports Illustrated where she focuses on the intersection of sports, race and culture. She writes for SI.com, along with creating documentaries for the video department. She started her career in local news as a general assignment reporter in New York City. 


John Koluder | Senior Director, Communications & Marketing, Indy Eleven Professional Soccer

John Koluder

John Koluder is a sports PR and Marketing professional who has been “slinging American soccer to the masses” for over two decades. After cutting his teeth in Bloomington as a student journalist covering the IU Men’s Soccer team from 1996-2001, Koluder jumped to the PR side and spent 10 seasons working on the communications staffs of Major League Soccer’s D.C. United, Chicago Fire, and Real Salt Lake. The launch of Indy Eleven brought Koluder back to the Hoosier State in 2013. After serving as the club’s PR chief for its first four seasons, he added marketing duties to his portfolio upon returning to the front office in 2019. In between, he served as the Marketing and Communications Director for Indianapolis Ballet, helping the organization launch its professional ballet company in 2017. Koluder has helped run media and press box operations for numerous high profile events, including multiple MLS Cup Finals and MLS All-Star Games, CONCACAF Champions League matches, U.S. Men’s National Team contests, and international friendlies – including the 2013 International Champions Cup match between Chelsea and Inter Milan at Lucas Oil Stadium that stands as the most attended soccer event ever held in the Hoosier State. 

DeAntae Prince | Sports Content Editor, Chicago Tribune Media Group

DeAntae Prince is currently works as an editor for the Chicago Tribune Sports Staff, focusing mostly on Chicago Bulls coverage. Prior to his time there, DeAntae worked as a NBA Producer for Sports Illustrated where he managed a staff of writers, formulated story ideas and created social media strategies.


Josh Rawitch | Sr. Vice President, Content & Communications, Arizona Diamondbacks

Josh Rawitch

Josh Rawitch is in his 27th season in Major League Baseball, 10th with the D-backs and sixth as Sr. Vice President, Content and Communications. In this role, he oversees player & media relations, corporate communications, broadcasting, DBTV Productions, social media, Clubhouse Creative, in-game entertainment, publications, photography and the team’s Alumni Association. Additionally, he oversees Special Projects for the club including Spring Training business operations and international events. Josh graduated from IU in 1998 with a degree in Sport Marketing & Management and a minor in business. He met his wife at IU and together they have two kids, Emily and Braden, and a dog, Indy.

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