Lance Becker

Hometown: New York, New York

Major: Sport Communication

Years at IU: 2000 – 2003

What he did at IU: IDS contributor.  I wish I did a lot more!

What he does now: Creative Director at Bleacher Report.  Basically, I run a team that is responsible for the look and feel of the graphics of the company.  It is incredibly challenging and rewarding.

What advice he has for sports media students: This may sound crazy with everything that has happened in recent years, but go get in the PA program at ESPN.  I did 3 years there and it was basically my masters in TV.  There is no better place to learn the skills necessary to work in production.  You dont need to spend 20 years in Bristol.  Get in and get out.  You will be better for it.  My other piece of advice: when Scott Van Pelt walks into the same bar as you during the Final Four, say hello.  My entire career is based on that experience at the 02 Final Four in Atlanta.