Alexis Sweeting '10 G'14

By David Nathan

At the age of 34, Alexis Sweeting ’10 G’14 has already enjoyed a career full of “pinch me” moments.

The operations project manager and producer for Telemundo Deportes covered the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Indy 500 in May, then worked at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. She covered the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last fall, and will be at next year’s Olympics in Paris.

“I sometimes have to pinch myself that I’m actually working at these events,” Sweeting says from the Miami headquarters of Telemundo, which produces sports coverage in Spanish for the Olympics, Premier League soccer, World Cup, and other high-profile events.

Although she was not an athlete growing up in New York, she developed a love for sports while following the Yankees, Giants, and Knicks with her parents, Mark and Marisol. Sweeting attended games, watched on television, and read about the teams in the newspaper.

“My family raised me to be a sports fan,” she recalls. “I love sports and the emotions you have following a team closely. I can’t see doing anything else with my life.”

Sweeting arrived at Lasell in the fall of 2006 to study sport management with the goal of becoming a player agent. She was one of few women in the program but always felt supported by the faculty, particularly Janice Savitz, assistant professor of sport management.

“She really pushed me to stay with it,” says Sweeting, who went on to earn her master’s degree in sport management online from Lasell in 2014. “She wanted to see more of a female presence behind the scenes in professional sports.”

After working as an intern for Cycling Ireland in Dublin and serving on the game day staff for New York Giants football games, she joined NBC Sports’ Olympics operations team in 2015. She left NBC in 2018 to work in Dubai as operations and U.S. talent manager for the Al Ahli Holding Group. Sweeting enjoyed the job but missed sports, so she accepted a position with Telemundo in August 2020.

As operations project manager and field producer, she is responsible for travel arrangements, credentials, and venue access for on-air talent, producers, and crew. “My job is to make sure that the show is able to go on the air without any hiccups,” she says.

She often reminds herself to heed the advice that she would give today’s Lasell students about breaking into sports: “Be grateful that you’re in the room. It’s hard to get there, so savor it.”