Ryan Kerrigan came into the Comcast SportsNet studios this week to prepare to do a stint as an anchor on the station's Geico SportsNet Central newscast. We talked to him after he had finished his first dress rehearsal:
How did the dress rehearsal go?
It went all right. I mean, I botched a few lines but that’s to be expected the first time. Overall I think I did all right. I just need to focus more on the prompter than on the notes in front of me.
What made you decide to come down to the studio and do this?
I’ve been a big fan of sports growing up and I thought it would be cool to be a sportscaster and work as an anchorman. [Redskins PR staffer] Daniel Sampson called me last week and said we’ve got a chance to do something with Comcast SportsNet. I was like, ‘I’m in’. It was a good chance to get some experience at something like this.
Did you major in communications at Purdue?
No, I was a math major. I was a communications major the first year and a half then I decided that math was more up my alley.
Was it what you expected?
Yes, I knew I was going to make some mistakes and I knew it was going to be hectic once the cameras came on. We were moving full speed so I knew it was going to be hectic so it was what I expected.
Is sportscasting something you might want to do later in life?
A little bit, yeah. I just want to get a barometer for where I’m at. That’s why this was such a great opportunity for me because I can put something out there and see how I do. I’m really thankful for Comcast SportsNet letting me do this.