Hi! I’m Jeff Sharon, and I’m the Aerothusiast. I’m not a pilot. In fact, I’m a nervous flyer. I’m not a military veteran. I’m also not an engineer, nor am I a trained or credentialed historian. I am, however, a fan of all things winged.
My passion for aviation and space history began on September 29, 1988, when I watched the Space Shuttle ‘Discovery’ launch on America’s first space flight after the ‘Challenger’ accident. While other kids were watching ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ I spent my youth watching taped episodes of the Discovery Channel’s ‘Wings.’
I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2005, and earned a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University in 2006.
I am a teacher, multimedia journalist and play-by-play sportscaster by trade. Currently, I teach in the New Media Journalism department at Full Sail University. Previously, I have worked as a sports reporter, anchor, producer and videographer in northeastern Georgia and Orlando, Florida. I have appeared on UCF-TV, SunSports, Bright House Sports Network and Fox College Sports Atlantic. I have more than a decade of play-by-play sportscasting experience at the college, high school and semi-professional level, and I am also a public address announcer for UCF Athletics.
In my spare time, I also love to cook, play the drums, listen to the distinguished jazz-rock band Steely Dan, and I’m currently teaching myself 3D modeling.
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