From TMS Media
SANDLER JOINS TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
FORT WORTH, Texas (September 19, 2017) – Texas Motor Speedway announced today that award-winning veteran television anchor and producer Brian Sandler has joined the speedway’s media relations staff as its broadcast media relations manager.
Sandler was a 14-year veteran in the television news industry with the bulk of his career being spent with Time Warner Cable News and SportsChannel in New York and Texas.
“With an increased emphasis on video in the world of media relations, Brian is a great fit with our team,” Texas Motor Speedway Vice President of Media Relations Mike Zizzo said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge on the video side – from producing b-roll packages, finished packages and content for the social and digital media side – as well as a strong working knowledge of our local media personalities and the motorsports industry.”
He served as a sports anchor, producer and videographer for Time Warner Cable News (now Spectrum News) in Syracuse, N.Y. from 2009-14 that encompassed two different viewing regions consisting of five television markets.
He joined Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (now Spectrum Sports) in 2014 and covered all of the major sporting events in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, including race events at Texas Motor Speedway. He served as an anchor/producer/videographer and also individually produced and anchored long-form series, specials and features that aired statewide.
He began his broadcasting career in 2004 with WKTV in Utica, N.Y. after graduating from Syracuse University that same year. He served as an anchor, producer and videographer with the NBC affiliate.
During his career, he has been an instrumental part of the sports staffs that have garnered various accolades in both New York and Texas, totaling seven awards in all ranging from “Best Sportscast” to “Best Feature.”
Sandler will report directly to Zizzo and joins media relations manager Louis Mora and media relations assistant Makenzie Kahan on the Texas Motor Speedway staff. His primary responsibilities will focus on but not be limited to serving the local, regional and national television and radio broadcast outlets throughout the year.
“I always enjoyed covering racing at Watkins Glen International (while working in New York) and Texas Motor Speedway because the media access is unlike any other sport,” Sandler said. “I’m excited to join a first-class team at TMS and help my former colleagues get the best coverage possible for their viewers and listeners.”