By Michael Otero
Alan Hahn, studio analyst for the MSG Network and host of the Hahn and Humpty Show with Rick DiPietro, which airs weekdays from 12 – 3 p.m. on ESPN New York and 98.7 FM, will be speaking on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Pratt Recreation Center gymnasium at 7 p.m.
Hahn, a Post journalism graduate, will be discussing his experiences from his days as a Division II athlete and sports editor of The Pioneer to his career in sports media. “My plan is to tell a few stories, have some fun and provide some examples of pursuing a career,” Hahn said.
Before he began working at Newsday in 1995, Hahn recalled feeling overwhelmed about about life after college. “I remember how challenging it was to be able to play DII basketball [at LIU Post] and stay ahead of the game when it comes to setting myself up for my career.” He also had an uphill battle ahead of him recovering from a major knee surgery. “I’m sure there are a lot of student-athletes dealing with this and hopefully I can give them some ideas, strategies and inspiration,” said Hahn.
At Newsday, Hahn covered high school athletics before being promoted to cover the New York Islanders until 2006. He later covered the New York Knicks. He most notably was the first beat writer to report that LeBron James would sign with the Miami Heat. Following the NBA lockout in 2011, Hahn moved to the MSG Network and now hosts down the pre and post-game show with fellow Long Islander, Wally Szczerbiak.
Hahn hopes to provide knowledge to students who want to follow in his footsteps. “It’s always good to hear from someone who walked the same road you are walking,” said Hahn.
The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.