WHIZ Sports Team

J.T. Raymond

J.T. Raymond
Sports Reporter
jraymond@whizmediagroup.com

JT Raymond was born and raised in Cadiz Ohio. After graduating from Harrison Central High School, he enrolled at Muskingum College where he double majored in Journalism and History.

While at Muskingum, JT was sports director for WMCO along with being an active member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Upon graduating from Muskingum JT became a sports reporter at WHIZ in the winter of 2005.

He was honored twice by the Society of Collegiate Journalist for his work as a play-by-play announcer and radio host.

JT is not unfamiliar with Zanesville and its surrounding areas. As a kid his grandmother was an auditor for the city of Zanesville, and his older sister currently lives in the Y-City as well.

JT's greatest memories include the Pittsburgh Steelers winning the Super Bowl, along with watching Ohio State win the National Championship with his family. Another memory is his trip with the Muskingum College Softball team to the World Series in 2005. It was one of the greatest trips of his life, and thanks Coach Donna Newberry for the chance to go.

His heroes include his parents, and his older sister. The reason JT became a broadcaster was because of Lanny Frattare the voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his spare time JT likes to watch movies and hang out with his friends. If you see him in public dont hesitate to say hello.


Pat Chiesa

Pat Chiesa
Sports Reporter

pchiesa@whizmediagroup.com

Pat Chiesa was born and raised in South Park, Pennsylvania--about a half hour south of Pittsburgh. He graduated from South Park High School and went on to attend Ohio University, earning a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism.

While in Athens, Pat served as co-sports director of WOUB-TV, a PBS affiliate. He reported for several sports-themed shows, including award-winning programs "Gridiron Glory" and "The Bobcat Sports Showcase." Pat also completed internships with Pittsburgh media outlets WTAE-TV (ABC) and KDKA-FM (CBS) before joining WHIZ in February of 2014.

Pat is proud to once again call Southeast Ohio home. He is familiar with the Zanesville area, having covered Muskingum Valley League football for "Gridiron Glory," and contests that sports fans in the Y-City are some of the most passionate he's ever seen.

Pat's greatest sports memories include reporting on Ohio football's upset win over Penn State in the fall of 2012, interviewing 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen and living in Pittsburgh during the Pirates' 2013 playoff run.

In his free time, Pat enjoys playing everything from soccer to golf. He's a big fan of coffee, music and spontaneous road trips. His favorite athlete is his sister, Christie, a midfielder on the Central Michigan University women's soccer team.

Feel free to drop Pat an email with any story ideas, or just to say hello!

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