Operations Coordinator/ Producer
Kayla Mortellaro (@KaylaMortellaro): Kayla is the Operations Coordinator for NBC Sports Radio AM 1060. And her on-air duties include serving as the Executive Producer for the Sportszone with Bob Kemp heard weekdays Monday- Friday 11 a.m-2 p.m. Her role for the show is to also contribute as the update anchor and interact throughout the show with Bob.
Kayla’s background within the sports world is very rich, having earned LPGA tour playing privileges in 2013. Her rookie season on tour saw her make three LPGA cuts before needing shoulder surgery. During her time away from the game, she had the opportunity to grow her love for radio by contributing on-air commentary to a local daily golf show.
Kayla attended the University of Idaho on a golf scholarship and earned a degree in public relations within the school’s Journalism and Mass Media department. She had a distinguished career as a Vandal both on and off the golf course. Her on course performance left her as the most decorated women’s golfer to compete for the school. Kayla won ten collegiate tournaments, earned WAC Freshman of the Year honors and Player of the Year honors her Sophomore, Junior and Senior years.
Kayla also enjoyed a good junior and amateur career. She is the youngest to ever win the Arizona Women’s State Amateur Championship, at 14-years-old.
As a native of Arizona, Kayla has witnessed the highlights and low-lights of valley sports. She has an enjoyment and understanding for all sports. And the success of becoming a professional athlete herself, along with her pursuit of being an objective reporter and broadcaster, only enhances and provides a different perspective on athletes, their mindset, preparation and ability to perform at their respective sports.
Sound Director/ Reporter
Charles Wulf (@CharlesWulf3) is the Sound Director and reporter for the SportsZone with Bob Kemp from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday-Friday. As Sound Director and reporter, he edits highlights and sound bytes, covers live sporting events, and even does some on-air work. He also operates the sound board for live sporting events and radio programs. Charles started as an intern in the fall of 2013 and was hired in early 2014. During his time with NBC Sports Radio Phoenix he has developed a wide range of radio broadcasting skills. Charles is an Ohio native and graduate of Ohio University.
Morning Update Anchor/ Producer
Michael Caruso (@CarusoOnAir) is the Morning Update Anchor from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Michael is also in charge of the live production of FanRag Sports Radio with Chris Schubert heard Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Michael executes the morning drive-time show by editing highlights, player and coach interviews, and will be the friendly voice when you call-in to interact with the show. He also monitors breaking sports news and social media in the morning.
Michael comes from a very passionate background for sports, with soccer being his true focus from a young age. Michael played soccer on club teams at the high school, college and semi-professional levels. He ended his 18-year career on the field after getting the opportunity to travel across America, Mexico and Europe, at the age of 22.
Michael is originally from Indiana and attended Franklin College from 2010-2014 on an academic and athletic scholarship. He graduated in the spring of 2014 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in History.
Michael has been heard over numerous radio markets such as Indianapolis, Ind., Malone, N.Y., Burlington, Vt., Quebec and Montreal, Canada, holding positions of on-air personality, producer, production assistant, promotions assistant and intern, in his five+ years in the radio industry.