Brendan Connelly

Brendan Connelly, a lifetime native of Scituate, comes to WATD via the University of Massachusetts, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. During his time in Amherst, Brendan worked extensively with the University’s Radio Station WMUA 91.1 FM, in their sports department as a broadcaster and reporter. He also wrote for the Northampton-based periodical, the Daily Hampshire Gazette in their sports department. Following his graduation in May 2014, Brendan walked into WATD and was hired as a sales executive, then worked his way into the sports department, becoming a weekly host on the Sports Exchange with Bill Wilhelm. One year later, Brendan officially took over the Morning Sports with Rob & Lisa, giving updates on Local High School Sports News Tuesdays through Fridays. Brendan still consistently sells advertising space as well for WATD, and is best known for his colorful commentary during local hockey games.

Over the course of his tenure at WATD, he has had the chance to interview stars including Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, Brad Marchand and of course, the best student athletes from the local community.

Outside the station, Brendan also works as a sports writer for the Boston Herald. He also interned as a broadcaster for the Brockton Rox which he did during the summer of 2012. 

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WATD online and on air contributors include, but are not limited to: The Associated Press, Precision Weather Forecasting, local news stringers and reporters, in-house news and internet media staff, State House and town hall reporters, freelance reporters, special feature reporters and producers, and on air radio hosts and personnel.