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SportsDesk is an award-winning half-hour show featuring both national and UM sports. This weekly show airs LIVE every Friday at 7 pm and highlights the best of the week’s sports with interviews of Hurricane athletes and coaches, commentary, and in-depth analysis of upcoming games.

When to Watch

Friday > LIVE @ 7:00 PM
Replayed on Friday > @9:30 PM
and Saturday > @ 9:00 AM



Valerie Ferrante
Executive Producer

Valerie Ferrante is one of the executive producers of UMTV's SportsDesk. She is a senior majoring in Motion Picture Production with minors in Media Management and Religious Studies. She is a member of Delta Kappa Alpha, the professional cinematic arts fraternity on campus, as well as Alpha Delta Pi sorority. In her free time she likes to go to the beach and binge watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

Gianna Sanchez
Executive Producer

Gianna Sanchez is a junior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in the Music Business and Entertainment Industries. Before becoming an Executive Producer of SportsDesk, she was an Associate Producer for two years and an Executive Producer for NewsBreak. This past summer, she interned in the Investigative Unit at NBC 6. Along with her involvement in UMTV, Gianna is the External Vice Chair for Category 5, Photo Editor for Distraction and a tour guide for P100.