PewterReport.com is excited to announce the hiring of Andrew Scavelli to serve as the organization’s Digital Content Director for the 2018 season. In addition to creating Tampa Bay Buccaneers videos and graphics for PewterReport.com and its social media platforms, Scavelli will bring along a national perspective to supplement the website’s Bucs football coverage with weekly power rankings and fantasy football content.
Scavelli adds to the talent of the PewterReport.com editorial team, which includes Publisher and Vice President Scott Reynolds, Vice President of Editorial Content Mark Cook, Bucs beat writer Trevor Sikkema and Director of Photography Cliff Welch.
“I’ve known Andrew for a decade and instantly recognized his passion for PewterReport.com and covering Bucs football,” Reynolds said. “Andrew started off as an intern at PewterReport.com and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to hire him upon his graduation from college. He will bring a lot of enthusiasm, tremendous graphics capability, and a real expertise about PewterReport.com and the Bucs to our audience. I also believe in time that his fantasy football knowledge will become recognized nationally.”
Scavelli, who recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in the spring with a degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, hails from Palm Harbor, Fla. and has been involved with football in some form or fashion for most of his life.
“My love for the game of football at a young age was born from two sources – former Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and Pewter Report,” Scavelli said. “My parents were big Tampa Bay fans when I was growing up and my mom was a Pewter Report subscriber back when it used to be a monthly magazine. One day when I was looking through the mail I found a copy, and after reading through some of the content I became instantly hooked.
Bucs RT Demar Dotson and Andrew Scavelli – Photo by: Scott Reynolds/PR
“In the early 2000s when the team’s personalities were larger than life, I couldn’t help but to want to be front and center of all the action. While children typically ask their parents to take them to Orlando to visit theme parks, I begged mine every summer to take me there to see Bucs training camp and be around my heroes with the biggest being Coach Gruden. My two idols growing up in life were my dad and Gruden, and they both shared similar traits such as waking up a little after 4:00 a.m. every day, having strong work ethics and being very passionate about their crafts. Watching Gruden’s passion and relentless desire to be great proved too hard for me to ignore and at the time Pewter Report was the only publication that fairly covered his tenure, so they were my natural source for Bucs news and information.”
In high school Scavelli joined the Buccaneers Student Advisory Board and had the opportunity to work at One Buccaneer Place, helping to answer fan mail. After his term was up the same year Gruden was dismissed, Scavelli joined PewterReport.com as an intern and helped to cover the team’s local nightly radio shows. Scavelli then continued his work with the website for several seasons, helping to cover big events like the Senior Bowl, free agency, the draft and training camp.
“Just as Gruden was able to stay involved with the game as an analyst for Monday Night Football, I was also very fortunate that the Pewter Report team invited me to Mobile, Alabama for nine seasons to help cover the Senior Bowl and scout all of the future prospects coming into the league,” Scavelli said. “During my first run with PewterReport.com, I was lucky to work with and learn from some very talented reporters and contributors including Charlie Campbell, Jim Flynn, Eric Horchy, Eric Dellaratta and Haley Cornish. This time around will be no different when I re-join forces with Scott Reynolds, Mark Cook, Trevor Sikkema and our two talented interns, Matt Matera and Taylor Jenkins.”
After being away from PewterReport.com for a couple of seasons as he finished up his degree, Scavelli had a gut feeling that he too would be getting back into the game of football the moment Gruden decided to resume coaching again in January. As fate would have it, the two driving forces that brought him into the Buccaneers have now led him back to the team.
“We are excited to have Andrew contribute to PewterReport.com graphically and editorially, as well as bringing a fantasy football element to our website, which has been lacking,” Reynolds said. “I believe our readers will really feel his passion for covering the Buccaneers in his work and he will play an important role on the PR team.”
Scavelli will be also contributing to the official @PewterReport Instagram account, in addition to the Pewter Report Facebook and Twitter pages. He can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.