Gina K Antoniello

Clinical Assistant Professor

Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

  • MS, Columbia University
  • PHD, Troy University
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Gina Antoniello, a sports communications executive with over a decade of experience in the field, joined New York University as Assistant Clinical Professor of Sport Management in August 2020. Antoniello last served as Head of Communications for the XFL's New York Guardians, where she was the primary architect of the communications strategy, leading both business and football communications programs.
Prior to joining the ranks of professional football, Antoniello held leadership roles in the NBA, with both the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors organizations. She led both venue and team strategic communications for two of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) properties: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Long Island Nets from 2017-19. In that role, she spearheaded communications for Nassau Coliseum’s franchises, including concerts, boxing, college basketball and family shows, while additionally supporting Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders.
Before her role with the Brooklyn Nets organization, Gina spent three years with the Golden State Warriors as Director of Public and Community Relations. During that time with the Warriors, Gina assisted with media operations for two Playoff and NBA Finals runs as well as led media operations and strategic communications for two NBA G League Showcases as the host team. She has also appeared on national and regional network television as a courtside reporter for G League basketball games where she earned the sideline spot on broadcasts for ESPN, NBA TV, YES Network, and MSG Network from 2015-2019.
Antoniello is currently a Ph.D in Sport Management candidate at Troy University focusing her doctoral research on athlete activism and social justice in sport and society. For her work in social responsibility and community programming, Gina has been honored as a Congressional Capitol Flag recipient. She also led and developed programs during her time in the NBA that were recognized as league-wide top social responsibility programs.
She brings eight years of teaching experience to NYU, after serving as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's MS of Sport Management program, of which she is also an alumna. Gina received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in Communications.