It’s Great to be Here…


Move over Sir Charles Barkley. Move over Sir Paul McCartney. Tommy the V has been “Knighted” — well, sort of.

Allow me to introduce myself — my name is Tommy Viola and I am the new Director of PR/Media Relations for the Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

I feel so privileged and honored to be able to join such a first-class organization like the Charlotte Knights. I’m excited to get started and can’t wait to make the most of this remarkable opportunity.


Let me begin with a little background about myself (I promise this blog will be more exciting in future posts). I spent the last two years with the Reading Phillies, the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies as their Director of PR/Media Relations. Throughout my two years in Baseballtown, I handled all of the club’s media requests and helped establish some great relationships with the local and Philadelphia media. I handled the team’s official website and tweeted like a madman.

I initially got my start in the business in 2008 as a member of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. It was there that I learned everything I needed to know in the PR/Media Relations field. It helped that I was able to learn from two of the best people in this profession — Matt Provence and Jon Schaeffer.

It was also in Lehigh Valley that I got my first taste of radio. I hosted the IronPigs pre-game and post-game shows on radio and enjoyed every minute of it. I loved being able to say “…on the IronPigs RAAAAAADDDIIOOOOOOOOOOO Network.”

Goals with “Knight Fever”:

I have always enjoyed blogging. My last blog “Philling You In” became one of the top MLB blogs. You can view it here:

With this blog, my goal is to give fans of the Charlotte Knights and Chicago White Sox exclusive content. Here you will find alumni reports, featured stories, and much more.

I am very excited to begin this blog. Stay tuned for my first true entry on Thursday, January 19.

In the meantime — follow the Charlotte Knights on Twitter and you will have the chance to win prizes and much more!

You can also follow me on Twitter

Check out our Facebook page too and become a fan for some great content!

That’s all for now!

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