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Twitter Handle: @AnthonyVecch
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyvecch/
Graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in Journalism, Anthony got a slow start on his career and held a couple of side part time jobs. During college, he was a Multimedia Editor/Staff Writer for The Little Rebellion, a guest host on New Paltz Critics, the campus station for WNPC-TV and a Music Programmer for Sirius XM Radio Inc. His first post-college break was writing for Joe Rodeo Magazine, TheCelebrityCafe.com and then Ultimate Athlete Magazine. These publications expanded his horizons in written material, social media and Content Management Systems (CMS). Anthony’s brush with fame came in September 2013 when he interviewed and wrote a Q&A story on the star (Katie Tardif) of a hit reality TV show for ABC Family called, The Vineyard. During the summer of 2014, he assisted in Board Operating for LI News Radio (103.9 FM) until the shows subsequently canceled. In September 2014, he started writing his own blog on Word Press which received much praise, gaining 700 followers in the first two weeks of its launch. He currently has nearly 2000 publicized followers. Anthony had his all-time site readership in January 2017 with a total of 2,137 views and 1,726 visits. The blog helped Anthony channel his talents in writing about pop culture, music, TV, film, video games, entertainment, tech products, poetry, advice columns, and food. It was the success and internet presence of the blog that garnered Anthony’s recognition by a Chief Writer from FDRMX.com, now PPcorn.com. Anthony had another venue with BigAppleSoccer.com now called North American Soccer Guide. He briefly was a Community Contributor to BuzzFeed in 2015, where he published a funny and original list about the aftermath of classic stupid jokes. Regardless, no buzz was created.
Unfortunately, those freelance gigs did not last and Anthony was left wandering in a jobless hole. He took a bold move when he changed his field and went for a Masters degree in Social Work. As a child he remembered needing services in Elementary school and wanted to give back to the next generation. After two years of an intense Graduate school experience, from interning at Family Service League to working with children at Pulaski Road School, he graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University in May of 2018. During the summer of 2018, Anthony gained a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) after passing the New York State licensure exam enabling him to practice Social Work in the state of New York. In early fall of 2018, Anthony traced back to his writing roots by revisiting his old blog site and changing it to something bigger, something of a creative online magazine where he could maintain all of the decisions and efforts as the administrator. After brainstorming several names, he came up with Media Is Punk where for the past two months, transferred old written content from former blog sites, as well as a library of works he completed during his time at SUNY New Paltz. Anthony plans on seeking a full-time Social Worker position as he maintains Media Is Punk on the side while recruiting the help of new authors to contribute to his vision.
His hobbies consist of reading up on pop culture, checking social media, playing video games, watching Netflix, and listening to music from his over 10,000 song iTunes Library. He published his debut novella on Amazon in an e-book format titled, Stay Awhile. Purchase it now for 2.99 on Amazon here, amazon.com/Stay-Awhile. He plans on publishing an extended/full version, a sequel and eventually turning it into a trilogy. Anthony even has a fantasy saga novel in the works. The fantasy novel is inspired by Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, and the Final Fantasy video game franchise. Anthony has many other ideas for works that might not be published for years to come. Through and through, Anthony is a big kid at heart who yearns for a fun and exciting life. He hopes to someday live in a place where he can continue his blog crusade and figure out how to stand up on a surf board.