AJ Vittone, AKA "The Vittone Zone", has been described as a Sports Broadcasting "Cult Hero" and "Phenomenon."
Known for his unique storytelling style, his humorous, witty and at times, "tongue-in-cheek" on-camera delivery, and also his frequent usage of pop culture-related references, AJ is considered to be arguably one of the most entertaining, animated and truly passionate TV Sports Anchors in the business today! Not to mention, his engaging personality and charisma (both on and off camera) has been called "contagious" and "infectious."
During his storied career, AJ has interviewed some of the biggest names in Sports and Entertainment including the likes of; Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tom Brady, Jeff Gordon, Sugar Ray Leonard, Sylvester Stallone, Billy Crystal, Bill Murray, Leslie Nielsen and many, many more.
Known as a "Boxing Guru", for his love and knowledge of the "Sweet Science", AJ created and developed the landmark program, "Standing 8 Count", which is believed to be the first ever Television News Program (designed for a national television audience) devoted entirely to the sport of Boxing! AJ has also commentated Boxing events for both television and radio and written several Boxing feature stories & columns for various news publications and web sites.
AJ's career actually began at the University of Hartford, where AJ co-founded and co-created, STN-TV "Channel 2 News" - the University's "First Ever" LIVE student-run newscast. STN-TV "Channel 2 News" still exists to this day and has won a plethora of awards and produced several talented industry professionals currently shaping and redefining the Television News business.
Some of AJ's accolades include:
Played the character, Jimmy Powers, in the STARZ Network Original Series, "Magic City", which debuted in April 2012
Appeared in 2013 feature film, "Chavez: Cage of Glory"
Appeared in the 2005 documentary film, "Sweet Dreams"
Appeared in the 2014 Television Commercial for "Beats by Dr. Dre" featuring Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman
Featured in the 1997 PBS Television Special on Broadcast Television News entitled, "Tonight's Top Story"
Featured in the 2007 release of "Headstrong", a compilation DVD featuring the career highlights of former 5-Time World Champion Boxer,
Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Paz
Quoted in the 2007 book, "Bringing Back Boxing: A Young Journalist's Attempt to Revive The Sweet Science" by Author, Dan Horgan