MATT LOUGHLIN | A veteran of the New York sports television and radio scene, Matt Loughlin is in his eighth year as the radio play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Devils and can be heard on WFAN, New York, the nation’s preeminent sports talk radio station. He previously served as the pre- and post-game host for FOX Sports Net New York’s Devils television coverage from 1997 through 2006. Matt also served in the same capacity on New York Mets telecasts on MSG Network and FSN NY from 1996 to 2005. As host of “Mets On Deck”, the Mets pre-game show on FSN NY, he was the recipient of a New York Emmy Award as part of the production team that was honored for Outstanding Sports Coverage in 1998-99. In addition, Matt served as anchor and host on NBA-TV from 2006 to 2008 and covered the New Jersey Nets for SportsChannel New York from 1992 to 1996. Matt first appeared on New York regional sports television as sideline reporter on Hofstra football and lacrosse telecasts. Beyond the mainstream sports world, he has also covered harness racing, the Arena Football League and professional roller hockey.
STEVE TICHENOR | A lifelong sports fan, is a voice- talent and producer based in New York City. He has voiced several national TV commercials, promos and television programs. Some of his clients include Sports Illustrated, NASCAR and the NCAA. Steve narrated the Voom Network’s popular series “How the Best is Done” for two seasons. Along with More Sports Now, Steve is currently producing commercial and film projects.
JOHN McALEAVEY | An avid sports enthusiast. The Providence College graduate realized early enough that a career between the lines would not be in the cards. Therefore, in order to stay involved he turned to calling PC Friar games on radio and hosting a weekly call-in show. A three-year internship at WPRI TV 12 in Providence, Rhode Island readied him for his first job at Sports News Network. At the 24-hour sports network, he worked in all facets of television production from logging games, to writing scripts, to editing highlights. A serious spinal cord injury derailed his dream for some time, but thanks to Steve Tichenor and Matt Loughlin, he’s back in the game again with More Sports Now. As an outlet for his competitiveness, John began coaching basketball 12 years ago in Millburn, NJ. He is the head coach of the town’s 8th grade boy’s recreation travel team and the assistant coach of Millburn High School’s freshman squad.
GARY SUSSMAN | Gary brings more than three decades of media experience to More Sports Now, including 20 years with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, where he was Vice President of Public Relations. Gary was also the public address announcer for two decades in New Jersey, the longest tenure of any announcer in Nets’ franchise history. Gary had the honor of calling the teams last game in the Garden State, played at The Rock, and also was the master of ceremonies for the moving halftime ceremony celebrating the team’s Jersey history.
Prior to his well-regarded career with the Nets, Gary was the publicity director at Yonkers Raceway, where beside his normal public relations duties, he produced and hosted the nationally syndicated ‘Summer Racing from Yonkers,” on SprortsChannel, a NY Emmy- nominated show that featured one Matt Loughlin, who’s sideline was in the paddock!!!
Gary began his sports career in the Hudson Valley as the sports director of WSUL Radio and Cable 6 TV, and also intersected those two jobs with a position at Monticello Raceway, where he was the assistant director of publicity.
At present, Gary is an adjunct professor at Marist, moderates all the televised press conferences at the US Open, and is a certified tennis umpire, rapidly getting the rep as the Joey Crawford of code violations!
CONOR GREEN | Conor is a graduate of Syracuse University, currently working for WFAN in New York. At Syracuse, Conor was the play-by-play voice for Syracuse Football, Men’s Basketball, and Men’s Lacrosse on WAER, the training ground for voices such as Mike Tirico, Bob Costas, and Ian Eagle.
Additionally, he worked for the local Syracuse station, WJPZ-FM, where he was the play-by-play voice for Syracuse Women’s Basketball, Women’s Lacrosse, and central New York high school football. Conor also hosted a weekly call-in sports talk show for the station.
Last summer he worked for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, as a broadcast assistant. The opportunity allowed Conor to speak to future big-leaguers the likes of Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Trea Turner.
He is a native of central New Jersey and is a long-suffering Jets fan, but savors some joy from the success of his Yankees. His best sports memory is the Aaron Boone walk-off home run against the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS. Syracuse basketball beating Duke in 2014 comes in as a close second.