Brady Farkas ’12, On-Air Host and Program Director
Brady Farkas ‘12 is the program director and an on-air host at 101.3 ESPN Radio, which serves the Burlington, Vermont – Plattsburgh, New York market. He joined the staff in September 2016 after spending more than two years at ESPN Radio in Albany, New York. Farkas co-hosts “The Huddle” from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. and is the solo host of “Champlain Valley Game Night” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Farkas has covered two Super Bowls, college conference championship games and has helped bolster 101.3 ESPN’s guest list with some of the biggest names in sports, including Baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun and ESPN NFL Draft Expert Mel Kiper Jr. Prior to working in radio, Farkas was a collegiate baseball coach at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. He graduated from Oswego State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in athletic coaching. Farkas spent four years on the baseball team at Oswego.
Kara Vormwald ’15, T.V. Host and Producer
Kara Vormwald ’15 is the host and producer of “Around the Tiers,” which airs weekdays on WBNG-TV, the CBS affiliate in Binghamton, New York. Viewers in Greater Binghamton know Vormwald as Kara Conrad — her on-air name. Vormwald has worked at WBNG for nearly three years. She started out as a producer for the 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. nightly broadcasts. Vormwald helped create and launch the talk show, “Around the Tiers.” The show began airing on WBNG Sept. 20, 2016. Vormwald’s role as host and producer has allowed her to meet many guests and interview local politicians, including State Senator Fred Akshar and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. Vormwald is a proud member of the GOLD Leadership Council at SUNY Oswego. As a student, Vormwald was a proud member of WTOP-TV, SUNY Oswego’s student-run television station. She earned a B.A. in broadcasting and mass communication.
Tom Murphy ’14, Associate Project Manager
Tom Murphy ‘14 is an Associate Project Manager at Partners + Napier, an ad agency based in Rochester, New York. At Partners + Napier, he works in Vine Creative Studios, a team dedicated to their biggest client, Constellation Brands. Constellation Brands is the leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with brands like Svedka Vodka, Corona and Mark West Wines. Murphy manages all of the incoming requests from Constellation’s trade, promotions and brand teams. He works closely with the art directors to ensure all projects are delivered on time and on budget. Previously, Murphy worked as a Campaign Manager at Screenvision Media, a national cinema advertising company. While there, he managed cinema ad campaigns from the beginning to end of production. Murphy graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2014 with a bachelor’s degrees in graphic design and communication and social interaction.
Maeghan Roberts ’15, Communications Coordinator
Maeghan Roberts ’15 is the communications coordinator for New York State Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns in Buffalo, N.Y.. In this role, Roberts is responsible for coordinating with press, creating and updating content on multiple social media platforms, and maintaining the office’s website. Prior to joining Assemblyman Kearns’ staff, Roberts worked as a reporter and anchor at WWNY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Watertown, N.Y.. In this position, Roberts covered all types of stories from the 2016 presidential election to drills and operations at the U.S Army base, Fort Drum. Roberts also served as the weekday substitute morning show anchor. Roberts graduated from SUNY Oswego summa cum laude, with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. She was a member of WTOP-TV and the Women’s Club Hockey team. Roberts was the recipient of a Dean’s Writing Award.