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Sean M. Deegan
Publisher and JetsInsider.com Founder
Sean founded Jets Insider.com in 1999 as a one page site with a fan messageboard. Since then, Jets Insider.com has grown to become the most popular and heavily trafficked NY Jets Fansite on the internet with over one million hits per day. The Jets Insider.com messageboard, arguably the busiest NFL forum online, regularly exceeds 2000 posts per day.

A Die Hard Jets Fan since the age of three, Sean coordinates, edits and occasionally writes for Jets Insider.com. He has also been featured and asked for NY Jets commentary on several local and national media outlets such as The NY Post, Fox Sports Radio and WFAN Radio. He also does two weekly Jets features during the season on WRCN 104.3 FM Radio which is the flagship Jets radio station for Eastern Long Island

Sean was formerly the host of Jets Insider Weekly, a radio show that focused solely on NY Jets Football broadcast locally on Long Island. He is now co-host of JetsInsider Gameday a weekly Sunday Jets pre-game show broadcast on Long Island ESPN Radio affiliate Champions Radio (96.9-107.1 FM). The show can also be downloaded and subscribed to on iTunes by searching "jetsinsider".

A graduate of SUNY Fredonia, with a degree in Business Administration, Sean lives in Centerport, Long Island with his wife and three children. He is also an avid Mets, Knicks and Rangers fan.

email Sean at: sdeegan@jetsinsider.com

Chuck Russo
IT Director/ Webmaster/Designer
Chuck Russo is responsible for the technical operations of Jets Insider.com as well as being the organization’s IT Director. Russo is a seasoned web developer, software/hardware engineer and entrepreneur of www.RussoTechnologies.com who brings an impressive track record for creating innovative and powerful web systems.

Russo is a master at developing a look and feel that perfectly communicates a company's intended message. He brings an expertise in a diverse range of technologies within multiple industry settings and is a systems integration and data modeling expert. He has successfully designed and implemented e-business solutions for several Fortune 500 companies.

Russo received his degree in computer science from Polytechnic University and is now an accomplished software engineer specializing in web systems. He brings extensive experience in the full life cycle of the software development process, and is an expert in developing multi-tiered architectures for large-scale software systems.

Jets Insider.com is confident in Russo's abilities, knowing he's successfully developed countless websites (see IEAH.com) and we encourage you to view his work and consider him in your future plans. For more information contact www.RussoTechnologies.com.

email Chuck at: crusso@jetsinsider.com

Randy O'Rourke
Senior Staff Photographer
Randy has been a free-lance photographer since 1981, and has worked for national magazines, ad agencies & design firms and book publishers throughout his career. A cross section of the more notable people he has been assigned to photograph include Pope John Paul II, President Ford, Hugh Hefner, David Letterman, Jerry Jones, Eddie Murphy, Martha Stewart, Keith Richards, Howard Stern, Don King, Ron Howard, Donald Trump, Spike Lee, Mario Andretti, Oliver Stone, Rush Limbaugh, and Larry King. He also has had the pleasure of photographing many beautiful women for Playboy, including Playmate Victoria Zdrok & NYPD Covergirl Carol Shaya.

This past year he has worked on two upcoming Architectural books for The Taunton Press, which required travel to 41 states. In 2003 Randy photographed "A House on the Water" & "The Workshop", also published by Taunton Press. Randy's personal work has been exhibited in galleries in Connecticut & New Hampshire.

Randy lives in Kent, CT with his wife Stephanie and his son Tiernan, who is the starting center on his high school football team. A Jets fan since 1968, he has had season tickets for 15 years, and attends all the games. Shooting on the sidelines has been a dream come true, mixing his professional expertise with his passion for the NY Jets.

If you would like to view his work and consult with Randy about any of your future photographic projects, please check out his website at www.RORPhotos.com.

email Randy at: randy@rorphotos.com

John Heckman
Senior Staff Photographer
Award winning sports photographer John Heckman has been covering the local tri-state sports scene for the last 10 years. From within his viewfinder this local New Yorker's work centers around Professional, High School and the Youth sports teams of the area.

For more information and a complete glimpse of John's portfolio, please visit his website at www.LadyDigital.org. Please also feel free to contact him anytime at the email address below.

email John at: jh@ladydigital.org

Manish Gosalia
Senior Staff Photographer
Bio coming soon!

email Manish at: manish@mgsportsphotoraphy.com

Christopher Nimbley
Editor In Chief
Chris was born and raised, mostly, in Northern New Jersey surrounded by Giants fans with just a few Jets fans sprinkled around him. He has loved sports since his tee-ball - kick the can and manhunt days. As a kid and young adult Chris spent the overwhelming majority of his time playing sports, whether organized team sports or backyard football with his friends. Once Chris' athletic ability plateaued he slowly moved from playing sports to becoming a spectator and a fan of sports.

After graduating with an Associates degree from Dean University in Massachusetts, Chris went on to work as an architect for five years. After years of doing the same thing he found himself stuck in a rut and bored with work, it seemed like all he did at work was read articles online about sports, then one day it hit him. Chris loves to write, loves sports (but loves football most of all) and he realized he could use his sarcastic wit to go along with his love and knowledge of the game to do what he truly enjoys. To write and to watch, absorb and analyze football. So he quit his job as an architect and went back to college to study communications with a minor in journalism at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

Chris started at JI as a staff writer in 2009 and has since moved up the ranks to his current position as Managing Editor. He oversees all the daily content on the site and also continues to report and cover the team.

Chris is single and still lives in northern NJ, not too far from the Jets facility.

email Christopher at: cnimbley@jetsinsider.com

Correy Mezzina
Staff Writer
Correy, from Clifton NJ attended catholic school his entire life graduating from Hudson Catholic High School, where he lettered in Soccer and Baseball. His college career took him to Fairleigh Dickinson University, which is just across the street from the Jets Atlantic Health Training Center majoring in Communications and double minors in Broadcasting and Journalism.

His experience includes an internship with Sirius XM Radio, where he worked on the Schein on Sports Show hosted by Adam Schein Correy has also also written for the FDU Pillar, his school paper, and took the lead in covering the FDU Women’s Basketball National Championship. He has also hosted a weekly radio show on the WFDU Hell Radio Internet Channel called “Sports off Campus” where he talks a lot of Jets football.

At heart, Correy is just a humble small town kid from Jersey. He is an avid sports fan and can talk to someone for hours about any major sport. He has love and passion for the New York Jets and is also a huge Mets and Knicks fan. His goal is to some day cover one of these teams as a professional sports broadcaster or journalist.

email Correy at: cmezzina@jetsinsider.com

Jeremy Epstein
Staff Writer
Jeremy has always been an avid sports fan from time he was little. He was always involved in sports from local pick up basketball games, to backyard football and Little League baseball. He also spent many summer days going to Jets practices during Training Camp while they were at Hofstra.

As Jeremy entered college, he began the transition from sports athlete to sports journalist. He joined Hofstra Universities critically acclaimed radio station WRHU and almost immediately became involved with the sports department.

Some might recognize Jeremy’s name and face from the 2012 Town Hall Presidential Debate where he asked the first question to Republican Nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Since then, he has appeared on hard news programs like The Kelly File, The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd and Piers Morgan Tonight. Day time talk shows like Anderson Cooper’s Anderson Live and Katie Couric’s "Katie". But most notably, Jeremy was parodied by Fred Armisen on the iconic Saturday Night Live.

In addition to working at WRHU, Jeremy spent the spring working at Fox News Radio. He is looking forward to transitioning from the political news back to his first love, sports.

A journalism major with a minor in political science at Hofstra University, Jeremy lives on Long Island and is a strong fan of the New York Knicks, New York Yankees and The New England Patriots… Just kidding could you imagine? Go Jets

email Jeremy at: jepstein@jetsinsider.com

Ariel August
Contributing Writer
Ariel was born on Veterans Day in Rochester, NY. Early in life, he discovered his love for sports when he picked up a golf club at the age of 8. When he was only 11 years old, he became the youngest golfer at Irondequoit Country Club to ever record a hole-in-one. Growing up he played many sports including football, basketball, soccer and golf.

During his junior year as a student Hofstra University, Ari realized his passion for writing. From there he began writing articles in the sports section of the Hofstra Chronicle

Ari has worked with professional sports teams in Rochester, such as the Redwings and Lancers. He also writes for his own blog: thefootballhead.com. Even though he is passionate for a wide variety of sports, football is still his favorite to watch, analyze, and write about. As an upstater Ari is an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse Orange basketball team. Even though Ari is a Bills fan, he’s grown fond of the Jets, especially now that they have one of his favorite running backs to watch: Chris Johnson. Sports resonate deep within Ari and he enjoys the challenge of gathering and organizing his thoughts to give his readers an in-depth and engaging experience. His goal is to one day become a sport broadcaster or NFL analyst.

email Ariel at: aaugust@jetsinsider.com

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