University of Miami's Award-Winning Cable Channel




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 sophomore majoring in Motion Picture Production and minoring in Electronic Media. 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.

Amanda Fuentes
Executive Producer

Amanda Fuentes is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Sports Administration. Prior to stepping into her role as Executive Producer, she was an Associate Producer for SportsDesk as well as a reporter and segment host. Amanda spent this past summer working as a production intern for ESPN, where she worked on SportsCenter and contributed to content shared on the ESPN app. Along with her involvement with UMTV, Amanda is a Television Broadcast intern for the Miami HEAT and a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

Luis Gonzalez
Executive Producer

Luis Gonzalez is a junior studying Broadcast Journalism, minor in Sport Administration. Luis enjoys being the President of First Gen U, a Sports Broadcaster for WVUM, and a member of President’s 100. This summer he interned at 790 the Ticket where he produced full radio shows, worked together with prominent sports journalists, and met former professional athletes. In his free time, Luis enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and watching sports.