The Team

I am currently a Digital Content Producer at WPMT-FOX43, at least that’s my day job. I am a graduate of Shippensburg University that majored in Communications/Journalism. My goal and dream is to cover professional sports for a living. I am a lifelong Philadelphia Sports fan, and am a diehard of the Phillies, Eagles, and Sixers. Ultimately, my goal is to make 789 Media the best it can be, your one-stop-shop for news, music and entertainment news, sports, and anything you could want for your homepage of your web browser to be. I hope you enjoy the content of our site as much as we enjoy creating it.

Currently, I am a Marketing and Development Associate for Congreso de Latinos Unidos based in the Philadelphia Area (all opinions and views expressed on this site do not reflect the views of Congreso). I attended Shippensburg University and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Communication/Journalism. I support the following: New York Giants, Chelsea Football Club, Philadelphia Union and the United States Men’s National Team (wait for 2022…). I’ve taken a hiatus from sports writing due to “the real world,” but look forward to contributing to this wonderful website and project.

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, but it feels good to be back. Who am I? An aspiring professional, a diehard fan of sports, movies, television and music, and somebody with some things to say. I graduated from Shippensburg two and a half years ago where I was writing everyday, and I couldn’t be thrilled to be back doing what I love. I joined the team at 789 Media to provide the best possible coverage for all things, whether that be any of things above or anything happening around the globe. I have a ton of ideas and I am incredibly excited to get started and provide entertaining and (hopefully) insightful content for everybody. Let’s GO!

A Ship alum who is a firm believer that while basketball is the world’s greatest sport, football is the world’s greatest religion.

My name is Jake Riggs. I live in beautiful Durango, CO. I’m a graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelors in Marketing. I enjoy writing about anything relating to pop culture and entertainment. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and believer equal representation in media in important for everyone. I look forward to you all loving my pieces.

My name is Mackenzie Bender and I currently work in the Marketing Department at Spooky Nook Sports, the largest sports complex in North America. I’m a graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelors in Business Management. Growing up in Lancaster County, I came to love all things Philadelphia sports related and believe that the importance of female representation in the sports world can’t be understated. I also enjoy writing about tv shows, movies, pop culture, and, well, basically my opinion on anything I feel like talking about.

Hey! My name is Madyson Bracken. I am a Communication/Journalism student at Shippensburg University, expecting to graduate December 2020. I love movies so much. There is so little that I haven’t seen, and I love sharing my view on new and old movies alike.

My name is Matt Casey, I am a full time private investigator and a former line cook. I am a fan of all things Philly and Manchester City. I graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. I spend my free time watching the Office, playing with my dog, and keepin it real. Be on the lookout for my opinions, they’re dope.

My name’s Danny Lopez, I currently work for G4S as a Security Officer and pursuing a career in Law Enforcement. I graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from Marywood University in 2016. I took one journalism class in high school so I’m basically a professional writer. I love most things Philly (Sixers, Flyers, Union), but am a big Miami Dolphins fan – most importantly I’m a die hard Arsenal FC fan. Huge soccer guy, so check out “The Academy Podcast” hosted by yours truly and co-founder Andy Moran.  I look forward to becoming a member of this squad and witnessing the growth of this awesome project. It should be, as they say, “lit.”

I currently work in finance at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ. I graduated from Marywood University in 2018 with a degree in business management. I have grown up to live and die with Philadelphia sports. I also have a passion for Chelsea F.C. and international fùtbol. Now having a platform to express my sport opinions and connect with others that have the same passions creates a great outlet for rants, debates and everything in between.

Are you interested in joining the 789 Media team? Let us know! Contact us today!