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Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is a comprehensive highlight and feature program, covering more than 170 high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The show airs each week in prime time on Sunday nights at 6 and 10 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California and replays throughout the week.
The show is co-hosted by Robert Braunstein and Marissa Lovus. Cal-Hi Sports bay Area is produced using all digital equipment and is edited on computer for a clean look with sparkling highlights every week. The studio is based at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in south San Jose.
With a combined 25 years of experience covering high school sports on television, Robert has created and produced the first-ever high school sports show to air in a major television market. Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is viewed in more than 50,000 homes each week and was named best high school sports show in the nation by Student Sports. Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is committed to showing the best in Bay Area High School Sports all year long. We hope you will join us this season!


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Robert Braunstein – Executive Producer / Host
Robert is in his 26th year covering high school sports in the Bay Area. In 1992, Robert created High School Sports Focus as the first show of its kind ever produced in a major television market. In 2002, Robert started his own production company to produce Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area in cooperation with the Cal-Hi Sports web site. Robert is a graduate of San Jose State University and earned a Masters in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Robert has won a variety of awards including two Emmys. In his time off, Robert spends lots of time with his wife, Ann, and his two children, Kelly and Daniel and of course his dogs Cosmo and Mac. Robert loves his Monday night poker game, watching movies, and following the high school athletes he has covered, who are now in the college and the pros. If you get a chance, send him an e-mail to keep in touch. calhi20@gmail.com. Fun note Robert won big on the game show Classic Concentration with host Alex Trebec.

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Marissa Lovus – Co-Host
Marissa is in her fourth season on Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area and her third year as Co-Anchor of the show. Marissa is also Co-Executive Producer. Marissa is a graduate of San Jose State University where she was a sports reporter and anchor for Update News. Growing up in sunny Southern California, Marissa was a Varsity Cheerleader at Claremont high school. Sports have always played a big role in Marissa’s life. When she wasn’t watching sports on television with her dad, she was attending several sporting events. Little known fact: Marissa played a bratty younger sister in an acne commercial featuring actor Adam Brody.

Chiara enters her second season with 49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report. She attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose. There she played four years of varsity softball for the Monarchs earning 4 WCAL Championships and 3 CCS Championships. As the starting catcher, she earned honors including WCAL First Team and Defensive Player of the Year. Biagini got offered a scholarship to play Division I softball for Santa Clara University. As a Bronco, she earned First Team All-WCC in 2016 and earned Academic Honors. She earned a BA in Communication with an emphasis in television production. Fun Fact: Chiara loves to travel. She has visited many Asian and European countries including Malaysia where her grandparents live. Chiara hopes to visit all the continents.

Aubrie is in her first season with the 49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report. She just recently received her Master’s degree from Syracuse University in Broadcast and Digital Journalism and is happy to back on the West Coast in her hometown of Sunnyvale. Growing up, Aubrie was always playing sports and even went on to compete at the college level, playing NCAA Division II softball for Sonoma State University. Cool story: In her junior year, Aubrie pinch hit for herself in the regional championships and hit a grand slam for the game-winning hit! Her team went on to finish in the top 16. Aubrie has learned her most valuable lessons through sports and is excited for the chance to share the stories of athletes from her hometown.

Emily Shangkuan – Digital Media / Videographer / Reporter
Emily is now in her second season with 49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report. She spent the majority of her life in Fremont after leaving San Jose in 2003. Emily graduated from SFSU as a BECA major with an emphasis in audio and management. Along with being the music director at KSFS Radio, Emily produced her own radio show surrounding pop culture and music. You wouldn’t guess that she used to be a metal head and was a merch girl for a heavy metal band.