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Sal Paolantonio is a broadcaster, author, professor and family man. He is best known as a reporter for ESPN, focusing mainly on the NFL. Working out of Philadelphia, Paolantonio spends the majority of his time covering the Philadelphia Eagles and our home-state NY Giants and NY Jets.
Throughout his 17 years working for the broadcast sports giant, Paolantonio has worked on SportsCenter, NFL Live and Sunday NFL Countdown and has authored best-selling books, including The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches, and Moments in NFL History and How Football Explains America. In his free time, Paolantonio serves as an adjunct professor at a local university.
Paolantonio will be delivering the commencement address at SUNY Oneonta’s Class of 2013 Commencement Ceremony. He will be presented with the degree of honorary doctorate of Humane Letters at the college’s 124th commencement, 26 years following his undergraduate graduation. Paolantonio graduated, cum laude, from SUNY Oneonta in 1977, earning a B.A. in history with a minor in English literature in just three years.