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RCBC alumnus scores big with career in sports journalism

It all started with a high school senior paper assignment. When Anthony Caruso III was asked to write about his dream career, sports journalist was the obvious choice. A lifelong sports fan and avid writer, Caruso III knew he wanted to combine his two passions into one fulfilling career.

In fact, before even beginning his college education, Anthony created his own sports news website in 2007, The Capital Sports Report, which focuses on sports content, real-time event coverage and videos.

Six years later, Anthony, a first-generation college student, earned a liberal arts degree from Rowan College at Burlington County and then transferred to The College of New Jersey. There, he earned a degree in journalism and professional writing in 2017. Caruso III enjoyed his time at TCNJ so much that he accepted a position as their EOF webmaster and social media coordinator. Although he enjoyed that career for three years, he left in 2018 to focus all his efforts on promoting The Capital Sports Report.

“I knew if I wanted to be successful in this field, I had to bet on myself,” Caruso III said. “I was running into problems early on because I did not have a college degree; publications would tell me they could not hire me because I did not have a degree. I knew I had to get my content out there and work on my craft, so I began to write as much as possible. The Capital Sports Report has created so many opportunities for me, and I am thankful I started my own business.”

Anthony worked hard to build his brand from the ground up. Since the website’s inception, he has gained access to interview top NFL draft picks, including four number one overall picks (Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray). He has also covered several NBA draft picks and Heisman trophy recipients. Only 50 media members per year are approved to attend the prestigious Heisman Trophy event.

Additionally, Caruso III has won multiple awards over the years, including the New Jersey Broadcasters Association’s Philip H. Roberts Award, the Americorps Segal Education Award and the New Jersey Statewide Educational Opportunity Fund Academic Achievement Award at both RCBC and TCNJ.

“Anthony understands that success comes in a variety of ways, and if you work hard, you will find it. He continues to diligently search for the open door that will lead him to his dream job at ESPN; we are certain he will one day find his opportunity,” said Dr. Edith A. Corbin, director of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program at RCBC.

When he’s not busy covering various sporting events, Anthony enjoys photography and hosting two podcasts: The Capital Sports Report and The Caruso and Wade Podcast. He also intends to start two new businesses: a public relations company and an ecommerce store.

Anthony’s story is part of RCBC’s 50 stories for 50 years. In honor of the college’s 50th anniversary, RCBC is profiling students, faculty, administrators, alumni and the college community. Anyone interested in being featured can contact rcbcnews@rcbc.edu. To follow along on social media, use #RCBC50Stories