Sports Producer / Editor / Broadcaster
Evan Massoud’s career in television started as student in the FRED-TV program at B.M.C. Durfee High School. After realizing that TV was his niche, he decided to further his education in the industry by enrolling at Fitchburg State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Media for Video Production. Throughout Evan’s college education, he had the fortune of interning during his summer breaks at the New Bedford Bay Sox, a summer team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, and for FRED-TV and FRCMedia. These great experiences prepped him for his semester-long senior internship in the Sports Department at WPRI-12 in East Providence, RI. Here, Evan worked full-time in his final semester at Fitchburg State, having the opportunity to attend the Boston Red Sox Home Opener against the Yankees, the Boston Bruins open practice during their Stanley Cup run, and the New England Patriots Preseason Opener.
After graduating from college with honors in 2011, Evan was given the chance to freelance in New York City for a month with RockShrimp Productions, a company that produces a number of FoodNetwork and Cooking Channel shows. While he truly enjoyed this experience, Evan knew that his passion was sports. In the Spring of 2012, Evan received a call from us to be the Sports Producer & Anchor for “Common Thread News”, which aired on our sister station FRGTV Channel 18. Evan was in his glory! Here, he did it all: he attended various sporting events across our city, produced feature stories, and then reported on them on-set each week. The show ran for three years.
Jump ahead to today and Evan is now a full-time employee for the station as ourSports Producer & Editor and Broadcaster. He, along with colleague Pamela Martin, is co-Producer of “The Thread”, a new magazine-style news show produced by our FRED-TV students. We’ve also expanded our sports coverage at FRED-TV with Evan as our play-by- play commentator, giving viewers an enthusiastic and insightful look into each game. So while you may not see him in front of the camera as often as before, he is, according to many fans, slowly becoming “The Voice of Fall River Sports.”
In his spare time, Evan is a professional pianist and vocalist. He says he finds time everyday to sit at the piano and tickle-the- ivories, even if it’s late at night with headphones on. Evan also loves concerts, with his favorite musical genre being the oldies/classic rock. As a pianist, Evan’s biggest influences have been Elton John andBilly Joel. While Evan is a fan of all major sports, the first sport he ever followed was Monster Truck Racing. He says, even if it’s only for one day, it is his hope to put down the camera and jump behind the wheel of Grave Digger to catch some air. Until then, be on the lookout for Evan and our production crew at the various sporting events across Fall River!