About Rini

Rini graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, specializing in sports broadcast and new media. Her area of focus is primarily hockey. She has experience working in or with almost every professional North American league, including the NHL, the FHL and the AHL. Her range of journalistic experience includes television, radio, print, social media management, public relations, mobile video production, augmented reality video production, graphics and TV/radio production.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Broadcast Journalism



Years of experience
Skill Level (1-10)
Final Cut Pro 7
Video/ radio production equipment
(Kits, tripods, camera controllers, soundboards, etc.)
Adobe Audition
After Effects
Camera Operation
(Sony digital video cameras, Panasonic Varicams, Cannon DSLR cameras)


Mar 2015


The Fischler Report (MSG’s Stan Fischler)

Editor in Chief; Digital Media/Marketing Manager

- Leading renovation/digitization of long-standing hockey news standard
- Managing nation-wide team of writers covering NHL, AHL and other hockey news
- Launching innovative new digital platform with augmented reality capabilities (ETA July)
- Merging our historic print platform with a revamped online platform, via a revolutionary new sphere of media (ETA July)
- Managing publicity and marketing, on multiple platforms

Mar 2015


Stan Fischler (MSG Network Broadcaster; Author)

Lead Editor; Broadcast Assistant

- Assisting in content creation for an Emmy-award winning broadcaster and author
- Lead editorial team in research, stat/fact-checks, and re-writes for updated version of nonfiction history books: “New York Rangers Greatest Moments and Players” and "The Handy Hockey Answers Book"
- Create and edit content for Fischler’s blog “Quoth the Maven” on MSG.com
- Assist in generating content, researching and fact-checking for weekly MSG production

Sep 2014

Jan 2015

BallotBuzz App

Director of Graphic Design and Layout

- Come up with innovative concepts and designs for logo, and in-app graphics
- Carry out detailed research and create design briefs for approval
- Work with app developer to implement a unified color palette, design and visual layout

Sep 2013

May 2014

Adirondack Phantoms (AHL)

PhantomsTV! Reporter/ Media Relations Assistant

- Shoot, edit and report for Youtube channel: "PhantomsTV!"
- Weekend preview packages
- Postgame coverage
- Cut game highlights
- Video production for in-game video board
- Help manage social media (Twitter, Facebook, Vine)
- Manage pressbox, credentials and aid Flyers management/scouts
- Help with live game tweets/ FB updates

Aug 2012

May 2013

Danville Dashers (FHL)

DashersTV/ Intermission Reporter

- Shoot, edit and produce feature pieces and player profiles for DashersTV
- Manage social media platforms - Twitter and Facebook
- Report from the sidelines for game day broadcast
- Conduct and produce interviews and intermission game analyses

Jan 2012

May 2013

UI-7 News

Sports Anchor/ Reporter

- Coverage of Illini baseball, basketball and off-season football
- Write and draft sports segment rundowns
- Shoot, report and produce timely sports stories for sports block

Sep 2011

Aug 2012

ESPNU: Campus Connection

Student Reporter

- Shoot, report and compile video for feature packages on Illini baseball and football
- Use Avid, FCP, Audacity and Photoshop to edit packages for TV

Jan 2012

May 2012

Virtual Dugout: Illini Baseball App

Video Production/ Social Media

- Shoot and edit highlights, player and coach interviews for interactive mobile app
- Introduce an interactive experience at Fighting Illini baseball games with Aurasma synced player videos/bios (activated by augmented reality triggers in baseball cards)

Aug 2011

May 2012

WPGU 107.1

Illini Hockey, On-site Producer

- Compile updated active rosters and live game stats for broadcasters
- Communicate with studio from ice arena to ensure proper airing via Ustream
- Research and gather updates on Illini hockey for timely broadcasting

May 2012

Aug 2011

WCIA Channel 3 News

Sports Broadcast Intern

- Research, update and fact-check stats and information for primetime newscasts
- Draft and edit teleprompter scripts and sound bytes for both news and sports
- Videograph press conferences and player interviews for Illini basketball and volleyball
- Package independent mock stories using Avid and Audacity
- Transcribe and write multimedia stories for online versions of sports stories

May 2011

Aug 2011

NY Rangers (MSG Co.)

Public Relations Intern

- Monitor radio and television programming for franchise mentions
- Edit and draft formally written press releases with accurate information and stats
- Survey newspapers, online newspapers, beat blogs and Google News for up-to-date information on how the team and franchise is being portrayed in the media
- Inform department heads and coaching staff of the stories being published that contain either franchise mentions or related content from beat reporters
- Analyze and update stats and information from previous season’s Media Guide
- Delegate calls from the press to the proper department and act as a media liaison

Sep 2010

May 2011

The Sports Bank (FOX sports' Yardbarker blog)

Reporting/ Blogging Intern

- Report and analyze NHL Central Division teams’ player and game statistics, game recaps and highlights
- Conduct hockey updates on the Chicago Blackhawks weekly
- Implement proper Search Engine Optimization (SEO) formatting to increase site traffic

Writing Samples

Quebec City Expansion Feasibility

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Ron Hextall: The Mr. Miyagi of Hockey

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Desperate times call for desperate measures: Flyers blueline woes

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Blackhawks-Canucks Game 7 Preview

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With NHL’s Superstar Missing the All-Star Game, Who Will Shine?

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Ohio State Suspends Coach Tressel Two Games for NCAA Violation

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Ron Hextall

General Manager, Philadelphia Flyers

Stan Fischler

Hockey Analyst/ Reporter, MSG Networks

Marc Zumoff

Philadelphia 76ers Sportscaster, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Vijay Natarajan

NFL Player Rep, KLASS Sports LLC

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