Former ESPN reporter Jane McManus has been brought on as the new Director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, Marist College announced. She is slated to begin her new role on Dec. 1.
— Jane McManus (@janesports) October 2, 2018
McManus brings a comprehensive background in sports reporting to the Center for Sports Communication, which was previously led by Interim Director Leander Schaerlaeckens. Schaerlaeckens will continue as both a lecturer and Assistant Director of the department.
McManus has prior educational experience working as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism, from where she obtained her Master’s degree.
Covering New York sports since 1998, McManus has covered several US Opens and Super Bowls, two NCAA Final Fours, as well as the New York Liberty during their inaugural season. While most notably she has covered New York football for ESPN, her work has also been in USA Today, The New York Times, Newsday, and The Journal News.
LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOO https://t.co/3gd5ewMSqU
— Leander Schaerlaeckens (@LeanderAlphabet) October 2, 2018
The excitement to bring McManus’ expertise to the department shows across the social media of both her future colleagues and students.
So excited about this. Very very happy to be a part of this program and excited to learn from a great professional! https://t.co/wq9mwwv76h
— dan statile (@dan_statile) October 2, 2018
In addition to both her practical and academic work in the field, she has served on several panels to discuss issues in the journalism field. Her own athletic background includes her seven year roller derby career, which began in 2008.
With her comprehensive background in sports, journalism, and academia, Jane McManus’ leadership is expected to be an asset to the Marist College Center for Sports Communication.