Michael Rizzo is the Director of the Journalism Program and an Assistant Professor at St. John’s University. He is also the former General Manager/Executive Director for News and Sports at ABC News Radio, Executive Producer at ABC Sports Radio, a news writer, producer and sports director at ABC-TV News and Managing Editor at Fios1 News and News12. He is also a freelance reporter for several Brooklyn and Queens newspapers.
Under his leadership, ABC News and Sports Radio won numerous Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for writing, outstanding broadcasts and overall excellence.
Rizzo graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Communications, He was the News Director at the school’s radio station, WFUV-FM. He also has an M.B.A. from St. John’s University.
He is the moderator for the St. John’s student chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the New York State Coordinator for the RTDNA.