Susan Cingari is an Emmy award-winning journalist with over twenty years of experience in newspapers, radio and television broadcasting. Since 1991 Susan has been freelancing as a writer, reporter, host and producer for hundreds of national news, sports and magazine shows such as: ET, THE INSIDER, EXTRA, ESPN, FOX NEWS/SPORTS, DISCOVERY, CBS, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, DISNEY and many many more.
Some of the sporting stories and teams Susan Cingari has reported on include: the Daytona 500, the 2003 and 1997 World Series, the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Nascar Races at the Homestead Miami Speedway, Sony Ericsson, numerous Spring Training team camps and five Superbowls.
A partial list of sports interviews include: Shaq, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe, Emmitt Smith, Helio Castroneves, Michael Jordan, Anna Kournikova, Qadry Ismail, Jason Seahorn, Jeff Gordon, Greg Norman, Serena Williams, Sammy Sosa, Andy Roddick, Goose Gossage, Oscar De La Hoya, Mike Piazza, Dwight Gooden, Roger Penske, Barry Bonds, Lenny Dykstra, Dan Marino, Tim Hardaway, Brian Cox, Pudge Rodriguez, Coach Pat Riley, Hulk Hogan, and Olympic Gold Medalist Gary Hall Jr. and many many more.
Susan became interested in reporting on Mixed Martial Arts quite by accident. She was supposed to do a story on a female wrestler who was preparing for the Olympics, but at the last minute the shoot was cancelled. The wrestler’s strength and conditioning coach JC Santana of The Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton, Florida had worked with dozens and dozens of Mixed Martial Artists preparing them for their fights. So he suggested she do a story on an up and coming fighter by the name of Micah Miller, brother of UFC fighter, Cole Miller.
One stop inside the American Top Team training facility in Coconut Creek, Florida was all it took and she was hooked. Susan was particularly impressed with the determination and discipline the fighters had as well as their team spirit.
Since then, Susan has decided that she wants to focus as much time as possible on covering Mixed Martial Arts.
Susan is a sought after guest for many radio and tv shows and her work has appeared in numerous national and international websites including such notable outlets as fiveouncesofpain.com, lastwordonsports.com, thesportspost.com mmaunderground.com, getrealmma.com, mmafightfans.com, funkymonkeymma.com, mmalinker.com, mmafightradio.com, mixedmartialarts.com and prommanow.com a USA today affiliate.
Some of her MMA interviews include: Dana White, Frank Mir, Chuck Liddell, Bjorn Rebney, Tito Ortiz, Carlos Condit, Pablo Alfonso, Gleason Tibeau, Pedro Alfonso, Ruan Potts, Luis Palomino, Nick Hein, James Vick, Justin McCully, India Gomes, Pat Walsh, Sascha Kretzschmar, Art Davie, Mike King, Andrea Lee, Lethal Laura Salazar, Soa Palelei, Ricardo Lamas, Vitor Belfort, Dhiego Lima, Adam Stroup, Brad Pickett and Tecia Torres.
Also,Jessica Aguilar, Jeff Mayweather, Muhammed” King Mo,” Lawal, Antonio,“Big Foot” Silva, Thiago Alves, Malikawa, Ricardo Liborio, Mohammed Atik, Marcus Brimmage, Jay T Warsh, Andrea Lee, Mike Brown, Cole Miller, Micah Miller, Mike Rio, Leonard Garcia, Eddie Wineland, Mike Pyle, Alex Caceres, Ian McCall, Demetrious Johnson, Charles Brenneman, Matt Hughes, Marloes Coenan, Herschel Walker, Bobby Lashley, Keith Jardine, Nate Marquedt, Scott Coker, Harold Davis, Angelo Dundee, Wes Sims, Efrain Escudero, Seth Petruzelli, Greg Nagy and Nick Delpopolo.
When she is not working, she enjoys yoga, pilates, belly dancing and hiking. While she is not a mixed martial artist now she is so passionate and enthusiastic about the sport, she is sure she will come back in her next life as a champion. In the meantime she continues her quest to dominate in the octagon of reporting.