Hudson Valley Sports Report

About Us

Rich Thomaselli is a nine-time award-winning writer and author, bringing 27 years of journalistic experience to his role as the founder and co-managing partner of Hudson Valley Sports Report.

Rich knows the Hudson Valley inside and out. He was born and raised in Beacon, and began his sportswriting career in 1986 at the age of 21 by covering high schools for the hometown Poughkeepsie Journal.Thomaselli

In 1996, Rich moved west, covering the University of Michigan football and basketball programs for the Ann Arbor News as well as The Sporting News magazine. Ironically, Michigan was Rich’s favorite college team growing up. Rich not only chronicled the Wolverines’ first football national championship in 50 years in 1998, but his coverage was instrumental in reporting on what was arguably one of the biggest college basketball scandals in recent memory involving Michigan’s famed ‘Fab Five.’ Rich also co-hosted a morning drive radio program in Ann Arbor and, later, was a host on several shows for WDFN, then the No. 1 sports radio station in Detroit.

Rich also covered the University of Miami football program for Florida Today, and for 11 years was the sports marketing writer for Advertising Age magazine. He has covered numerous Super Bowls, World Series, NCAA Tournaments and college football bowl games.

He currently is the college football editor for Bleacher Report, as well as a contributor to Hudson Valley Magazine. He is the author of “I Love Michigan, I Hate Ohio State”, and his novel “Cereal & Water” is due to be published next year.

Rich lives in Highland with his wife Trish, his two sons, and Boomer the world’s greatest puppy.

You can follow Rich on Twitter @HVSportsReport, and reach him at


Charlie Cornacchio brings a wealth of television and video production experience, knowledge and success as the co-managing partner of Hudson Valley Sports Report.

Charlie began his television career as the first TV Sports Anchor at Newscenter6. He covered local high school and college sports, as well as professional sports including Boxing, MLB, and NFL. Charlie also hosted and produced a half-hour sports program called Sports Scene.

charlie-cornacchioHe was the TV Color Analyst for Marist College men’s basketball broadcasts from 1990 to 1996.  During that time Charlie also worked at FOX28, NEWS12 Connecticut and Westchester, and produced sports segments for ESPN and MSG.

In 1997 he launched an independent TV sports show called, Sports1.  The nightly half-hour program covered high school, college, and professional sports and was broadcast into 250,000 homes in the Hudson Valley.  He was awarded the Small Business Council Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurism.

Before helping to launch HVSR, Charlie spent the last nine years as a Cablevision Sports Producer and Director.

He anchored the nightly sports report on Cablevision News; produced and hosted the half-hour sports show, Sports Scene; and created and hosted the Hudson Valley Renegades Clubhouse Report.  In 2010 he was promoted to Senior Producer for Cablevision’s magazine-formatted program Neighborhood Journal, overseeing production in NYC and Connecticut.  In just 2 years at the helm, Charlie’s production and leadership skill were recognized with two New York Emmy nominations and seven Telly Awards.

As an accomplished musician, Charlie received an Axiem Award for his musical score of a video that highlighted the rescue and recovery in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Charlie lives in Highland with his wife, Maryann. He has four children and seven grandchildren.

You can reach Charlie at