Thursday, April 24, 2014


Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 




Sports Director

This is the second time Mark Larson's chosen to move to Central New York. From 1995 to 1997, he was a sports reporter at WIXT in Syracuse. Before YNN, he was the sports director at KEZI (ABC) in Eugene for six years covering the Ducks and the Beavers. Mark's career started in Madison, WI, where he graduated from the University of Wisconsin and worked at WMTV (NBC) for five years.


Sports reporter

Ever since he decided to attend Syracuse University, Central New York has had a hold on Brian in spite of his preference for milder winters. After graduating in 2004 he joined NBC affiliate WKTV in Utica and after more than five years there he returned to Syracuse to be YNN's weekend sports anchor/weekday sports reporter.

Despite hailing from outside of Philadelphia, Brian is an avid Mets fan. In addition to the many great teams and games he's been privileged to cover, his favorite in-person moments as a fan include screaming his head off after Benny Agbayani's 13th-inning game-winning home run in the 2000 NLDS and Johan Santana's no-hitter, and, of course, celebrating SU basketball's 2003 national championship on Marshall Street! (With snow coming down, of course.)

If you have any story ideas or comments for Brian he welcomes them at and he also has a fan page on Facebook.


Brian has been covering Syracuse sports since the day he stepped foot on the Syracuse University campus in 2005. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Brian graduated from SU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and is an avid Orange fan.

Prior to working at YNN, Brian worked at CNY Central in Syracuse as a sports and news reporter for two years.

In his spare time, Brian enjoys trying to play basketball, exercising and helping coach the Syracuse University Mock Trial team.

If he's not watching an Orange game, you can probably finding him rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Rams, Blues and Missouri Tigers.

If you ever have an idea for a sports story or just want to talk sports, feel free to e-mail him at


Alicia is excited to cover the sports she grew up watching and playing, as a Sports Video Journalist at YNN. Alicia was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y. She attended Liverpool High School where she played varsity basketball and golf. She then went on to attend Ithaca College, where she played Women's Club Basketball and received a degree in Television and Radio. She comes to YNN from WSTM-TV in Syracuse where she was an Editor and Photographer.

Alicia is a 'Cuse fanatic and loves watching the Orange play in the Dome. On her off time she enjoys playing in pickup basketball games and trying new restaurants.


Sports Videojournalist

A member of the YNN sports staff since the fall of 2010, Sports Videojournalist Aaron McElherne is a proud native of the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills of Denver, Colorado, where he became an ardent Broncos fan. Aaron spent his high school years in Ames, Iowa, then earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism. While there, he spent countless hours covering the Cyclones for ISUtv and KURE radio. Aaron continued his education at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, graduating in 2006 with a Master of Science.

Aaron landed his first position out of college at WHOI-TV in Peoria Illinois, then headed to the Northwoods of Minnesota and a three year stint in the sports department of LPTV. In September of 2010, Aaron was pleased to return to Central New York to join the YNN Team, based in our Ithaca Newsroom. Aaron reports on athletics at Cornell University and Ithaca College as well as the other colleges, high schools, and major and minor sporting events that dot the landscape of Central New York, the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes region. In his spare time he plays golf, sails, and is an avid still photographer.



Ted joined the Time Warner Cable News team in January 2014 as a videojournalist in the Binghamton Newsroom. He's excited to be back in Upstate New York, covering both news and sports throughout the Southern Tier.

Ted earned his degree in broadcast journalism at Syracuse University. At SU, he worked with CitrusTV, the school's student-run television station. Ted interned at WSYR-TV and News 12 New Jersey, helping out the sports departments at both stations.

Ted began his on-air career at TV3 Winchester in Virginia. He contributed to the news and sports departments, focusing on high school and college athletes. When he's not looking for stories, Ted enjoys snowboarding, playing football, and listening to music. If you have a story idea, you can email him at ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP Data Source: nHib. Cache Key gs_staNews10_sec36363 (f46ddd1b85ca576f9750dbf378d04aa2) hit