Chip Fontanazza joined the UCF Athletics staff in August of 2012 and serves as the department's Multimedia Reporter. His responsibilities include writing feature stories and producing multimedia pieces for the UCF Athletics website.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Fontanazza graduated from West Virginia University in 2010 with a degree in broadcast journalism.
During his time at WVU, Chip worked at West Virginia's student radio station U92 FM, where he was named Rookie Sports Reporter of the Year. During his sophomore year, he began working part-time at the MetroNews Radio Network in Morgantown, W. Va., where he covered Mountaineer athletics and many high school state championships.
During his senior year at WVU, he was ESPNU's campus reporter where he appeared on both ESPN and ESPNU multiple times. Chip also joined ESPN's Mike Patrick and Doris Burke as a sideline reporter for one of WVU's nationally televised games on ESPN.
Upon his graduation from WVU, Chip was promoted at the MetroNews Radio Network where he was an on-air reporter/producer, an editor for WVMetroNews.com and was in charge of all of the video content on the MetroNews website.
Fontanazza also helped the MetroNews Radio Network win an Edward R. Murrow Award for its coverage of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion back in 2010 and won the West Virginia Broadcasters Association Award for Best Sportscast in 2012.
During his time in the media, he covered numerous national and statewide sporting events including: 2012 Orange Bowl, 2010 Final Four, Bobby Bowden's Final Game in 2010 Gator Bowl, 2011 Champs Sports Bowl, 2010-2012 PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic, 2008-2012 WV Basketball and Football State Championships.