Welcome to the official website of sports journalist, columnist, blogger and broadcaster Daniel J. Cassavaugh. Here you will find selected pieces from throughout my career at the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, Townsquare Media, and as a freelance writer and broadcaster.
I have been covering news and sports in media since 2002, when I walked to the local radio station in Norwich every day after school. I parlayed that passion into on-air play-by-play opportunities beginning in my junior year of high school.
By the time I left for Ithaca College, where I studied journalism, I had a solid foundation of broadcasting skills.
I immediately joined the college’s radio station, WICB, and became a regular play-by-play voice for baseball, basketball and football. During my junior year, I earned a nomination as one of four national finalists for College Broadcast of the Year by the College Broadcasters Association in 2006.
I also freelanced for the Ithaca Journal, covering high school football and soccer, and broadcasting for the now-defunct Southern Tier Sports Network.
The Watertown Daily Times hired me in December, 2007, just after graduating early. There, I covered Syracuse University football, men’s lacrosse, St. Lawrence University hockey, and various high school sports. I also headed the sports department’s digital initiative with my popular blog “Casstle of the Saints,” which highlighted athlete personalities through video features and interviews.
I left the Times to join Townsquare Media in March, 2012, as Digital Managing Editor for the company’s radio properties in Oneonta, NY. They were the same stations at which I interned in high school and college.
Now, I manage station websites for WZOZ, WSRK, WBKT, WDLA, WKXZ, WTBD, and WDHI. I also created and manage CNYnews.com, where I work with a staff of 20 to deliver news and features to central New York readers.
Radio demo reels may be found in the radio section of this site.