Meet The Team

Ron Robert 

Principle/ Vice President of Operations

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A Sports Coach and Restaurateur for over 25 years. Ron started his first radio show in 2017, High School Sports Wrap with Ron Robert on a small town radio station in Woonsocket, RI.

The show blossomed into a YouTube show and then the lil’ Rhody Sports Report on 89.9fm the Juice in Providence, RI.

Ron also became a sports writer for primetimesportstalk.com out of Boston, MA. In the mean time, Ron partnered up the The Sports Fan Base Network out of the Philadelphia, PA area.

Through the show and partnership, SFBN-Rhode Island was created. This is where you can now find sports blogs and articles, live-streamed sporting events, the Rhody Sports Show podcast and the Rhody Take-our Report food review show.

Zak Drapeau

Author/Podcast Host

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Communications major at The University of Rhode Island. Passionate and dedicated to all sports, if you want to talk sports I'll talk you. I like to exercise, play sports, of video games in my spare time.

My career goal is sports reporting on camera.

Laura Cruso

Operations Manager

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Senior at The University of Rhode Island 

Sports Media & Communication Minor in Kinesiology.

Sports Liaison for Anchor Sports News Club at URI.

Jorin Gerveni

Website Supervisor

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Being in love with sports his whole life, and being unable to pursue a professional career, Jorin decided to work behind the scenes of the sports world. Jorin studies sport management and coaching at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He hopes to work in youth sports to inspire and develop young athletes. 

Aaron Kanak

Author

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My name is Aaron Kanak, I’m an elementary school teacher from Monterey California, and a graduate from Dean College in Franklin Massachusetts. I have a vast knowledge of the NHL, due to growing up in a big hockey family and playing the sport for 22 years. I tend to enjoy making situations fun and educational, and I apply that not just with everyday life, but in my writing as well.

Fago Franklin

Author

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Fago Franklin III has been in Sports media for eight years. He has been the beat writer for numerous NFL and MLB teams over the course of his career. Fago has covered Superbowl 52, 53, & 54 as a Sports journalist. He is very ambitious and a kind hearted person.

Julianne Reardon

Author

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My name is Julianne Reardon. I grew up in Duxbury, Massachusetts and I am a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island. I'm currently an English major and Film minor. I'm hoping to pursue a career in live television and directing films of my own one day!

Ruth Caguias

Author

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My name is Ruth Caguias or better known as

Ruth the Truth. 

I am a Communications Major at Valencia College and plan to attend Full Sail University for the Dan Patrick school of Sports Broadcasting next year. I interned for Sports Talk Florida in 2018.

Since than I have wrote over 50 articles for sportstalkflorida.com after attending games for the Orlando Magic, Orlando City Lions, Pride, Apollos, the Tampa Bay Vipers, and of course the UCF Knights.

I have recently started podcasting for Bucs Media and Host the Set the Sails Podcast and The Sports Arena. I am super outgoing, talkative young lady who can hold her own and is beyond passionate about her love for sports!

Gianna Cambria

Author

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My name is Gianna Cambria.

I am from Bronx, New York and I am a Junior at the University of Rhode Island.

I am double majoring in Communication and Film Media. I am striving to pursue a career in Production/ Broadcast Media!

Ron

Kaplan

Show Host

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Ron has spent 25 years as a Senior Buyer with hands-on experience in food business environments. The majority of his career he has been a buyer specializing in Seafood and other center of the plate proteins such as Certified Angus Beef. He’s solution oriented, a collaborative planner, buyer, and advisor. Using his interpersonal skills he’s built relationships with people at all levels in the business. Over the years he’s cultivated effective relationships with restaurateurs spanning from Maine all the way to New York. Most recently he was named the 2019 Sysco Corporation Merchandiser of the Year where he spent 13 years of his career. In his free time he enjoys boating in Narragansett Bay. 

Nick Leblanc

Author

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My name is Nick LeBlanc.

I am from Clinton, Massachusetts and this is my first year as a writer.

I spent 5 years studying at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts where I earned a Bachelors degree in Communication & Media studies along with a Bachelors in Arts & Entertainment Management. Currently, I am a part-time board operator for WEEI Sports Radio. I am also Producer of Holy Cross Athletics. My favorite sports are football and hockey.

Matthew Jolles

Author, Host &

Broadcast Talent

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Has over 20 years in sports management and production, having worked with ESPN X Games, the FIFA Women's World Cup and the US Open Squash Championships.

A graduate of Drexel University with a B.S. in Entertainment and Arts Management.

Matt transitioned into broadcasting as a recurring guest back in 2011 with World Sports Show before joining as a Play-by-play announcer for many events on the NFHS Network and SFBN in the

Philadelphia area.

Anthony Simeone

Author

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Senior at Dean College Sports management Major Hope highlands middle school baseball Head Coach

Baseball Coach and Executive board member Cranston western little league

Assistant hockey coach Cranston west

Favorite sports teams: Yankees, NY giants, Celtics and Washington Capitals Favorite sports: hockey, baseball, golf

Mason Belcher

Content Producer

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Mason Belcher is a current student at the University of Rhode Island. He is majoring in Film/Media and Communications. Mason will graduate from the University of Rhode Island in the Spring of 2021. While at the University of Rhode Island, Mason worked as a broadcast intern to broadcast the University of Rhode Island women basketball games on Cox Sports.

Chris Hetu

Author

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My name is Christopher G. Hetu, I am 23 years old, born in Watertown, Massachusetts and have lived in North Smithfield, Rhode Island most of my life. Since a very young age I've always had a passion in sports and filmmaking. I am a double major in Communications and Film Media at the University of Rhode Island. I currently am the Director of Podcasting for Anchor Sports Network and host my own podcast called First Things Last, a football talk show.   I've filmed highlight packages for the club of URI basketball and football games as well as been involved in numerous film productions within the university. My passion is to tell stories and bring information to sports fans across the country and around the world. 

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