Monday, 17 December 2012 19:51

Another local sports media talent goes National

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

A big South Stands shout out to Brandon Krisztal, the ubiquitous producer / reporter who will be leaving 104.3 the Fan and Colorado in the new year. Brandon is accepting a position with CBS Sports in New York from what we're hearing.

We're very happy for Brandon who joins Lauren Gardner, Alanna Rizzo and Lindsay Jones as Denver media members who have recently graduated to the National stage. This market is one that attracts attention by breeding talents like Brandon. He must be terribly excited.

Meanwhile, the Fan will need to replace him, and that won't be easy. Krisztal had developed a lot of relationships around the Denver Sports landscape. Part of his value to the station is that he can get people on the phone, arrange interviews, grab sound and report breaking news.

My fondest memory of Brandon will always be the way he helped man the airwaves on that dark Friday after the Aurora theater shootings. Jessica Redfield, who had worked as an intern at the Fan, was gone and many of the personalities there were having trouble coping. Brandon stepped up to the studio mic and fielded calls from frightened listeners trying to make sense of the tragedy.

I will also remember the good-natured ribbing that Brandon took from the likes of Scott Hastings, Alfred Williams and Dmac and the way he always took it with a smile on his face.

Oh, and who could forget Peyton Manning teasing him for being short?


Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

South Stands Denver on Facebook South Stands Denver on Twitter South Stands Denver on Google+ South Stands Denver on iTunes

RD Fantasy Football 001

Westword Web Awards 2013 Best Blog

Westword Web Awards 2011


  • Fantasy Life ep 9
    Fantasy Life ep 9 In this special episode of the Fantasy Life, we talk tons of daily with actual daily fantasy guru Dan Rutherford (@denver_dan) but before we take that deep plunge, John asks…
  • South Stands Denver Fancast ep 233
    South Stands Denver Fancast ep 233 The sole member of the 25 timer club, Renaud Notaro (@renknowitall) joins us for an epic show. Renaud has been with us since the early days and we reminisce about…
  • Fantasy Life ep 8
    Fantasy Life ep 8 Living dat Fantasy Life one week at a time. Colin, Scott and John talk about what we learned from week one and take a deep dive on the daily experience.…
  • South Stands Denver Fancast Show 232
    South Stands Denver Fancast Show 232 Brandon Perna gets in the studio.  That's Good Broncos and video bon vivant Brandon Perna (@BrandonPerna) makes his first appearance on the show and it's a doozy. We talk some…
More Podcasts...