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Welcome Vinny Benedetto to The Gazette's sports staff

August 17, 2017 Updated: August 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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photo - Vinny Benedetto posed for a headshot in the Colorado Springs Gazette studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
Vinny Benedetto posed for a headshot in the Colorado Springs Gazette studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette) 

As the byline indicates, I’m Vinny Benedetto, the newest member of The Gazette’s sports staff.

It is my understanding I’ll be covering a bit of everything from prep sports to the Switchbacks to road races and hopefully a lot more.

I come to Colorado Springs after stops at newspapers in Hays, Kan., and Gothenburg, Neb. I was born and raised in Omaha, Neb., and graduated from Creighton University with a degree in journalism in 2010 (go Bluejays).

No worries, Big 8/12-era Buffs fans, I do not cheer for the Huskers.

Thanks to my father’s roots in northeast Ohio, I do root for Cleveland professional teams. Unfortunately, that includes the Browns. Luckily, “The Drive” came a couple of years before me, so I’m mostly impartial when it comes to Denver’s professional teams. I’m a big U.S. soccer supporter and keep up with the top club teams in Europe.

When I’m not working, I hope to get up to Red Rocks for a couple of concerts and explore the outdoor offerings of the area. The latter might take some time as a reformed flatlander.

Feel free to email me at vinny.benedetto@gazette.com with story ideas, tips or anything else that might be helpful for a recent transplant.

You can find me on Facebook (Vinny Benedetto), Twitter (@VBenedetto) and Instagram (vbenedetto6).

Information on pickup basketball or soccer games and brewery recommendations would be appreciated.
I’m excited to get started and can’t wait to acclimate myself with the Springs’ sports scene. Thanks for reading. I hope you will continue to do so.

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