Ian Napetian

Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major at Texas Christian University

About Me

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m a journalism and sports broadcasting double major at Texas Christian University. While working toward my double major, I also work various freelance jobs.

As a writer and reporter for KillerFrogs FanNation network on SI.com, I cover TCU Football, Baseball, Women’s Soccer and Men’s/Women’s Basketball. I also host pregame and postgame shows for TCU Baseball and Women’s Basketball on KTCU 88.7 FM The Choice. Additionally I host the weekly sports-talk radio show Riff Ram Review on KTCU, Spotify and Apple Podcasts, and write locally for Scorebook Live (SB Live).

In the Summer of 2023, I was the play-by-play broadcaster for Texas United FC in the USL League 2. Based in Plano, Texas I traveled to Louisiana and Arkansas to cover the team’s away matches. I also have experience working with broadcast cameras as well as EVS replay and graphics for ESPN+ broadcast.

In January of 2024, I was selected to join the Society of Professional Journalists Sports Committee as a Committee Member.

I’m a motivated, resourceful person who thrives in demanding situations, willing to take on and learn from the most challenging opportunities. My experiences living overseas and diverse upbringing have allowed me to understand different perspectives and work in both team and individual settings. Playing sports competitively from an early age instilled discipline and dedication in everything I do. I value and respect others, holding myself to the highest standards as I strive to be an effective leader. 

I am eager to learn more and make an impact as a professional in the journalism and broadcasting industry.

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Featured Articles

TCU Baseball: The Resurgence of Kurtis Byrne

The TCU Horned Frogs have two of the hottest-hitting backstops in the nation and are carrying that artillery with them to Omaha.

Heading into the 2023 season, the Frogs were under the lead of the already-established veteran catcher Kurtis Byrne.

Byrne came into the season with leverage over any other option behind the plate with his superb numbers from the previous year. He started 55 games in 2022 and batted .291 with five home runs, 44 runs batted in, 15 doubles, and a triple. In addition to

Frogs in the Pros: Messiah Bright drafted by Orlando Pride

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) held its 2023 Draft in Philadelphia, PA Thursday, which saw 48 of the nation’s top female soccer players get drafted in the league.

An incredibly selective draft, TCU’s Messiah Bright was selected in the second round, with the 21st overall pick, to the Orlando Pride. Bright becomes just the fourth Horned Frog to be drafted into the NWSL, following in the footsteps of Ryan Williams, Yazmeen Ryan, and Jenna Winebrenner.

TCU Football: Keys to the Game vs. No. 1 Georgia

Saturday, college football fans witnessed two of the most outstanding games in history. As Sonny Dykes and TCU Football stunned Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines, Georgia completed a tremendous comeback against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

While the Frogs have fought all year to get where they are now, they must overcome last year’s national champions–Kirby Smart and the University of Georgia.

The Georgia Bulldogs have put together a phenomenal season, going undefeated in the regular season and b