Ross Maghielse (Sports Web Producer)

Ross Maghielse

Ross is a digital web producer on Thunderdome’s sports staff in New York.

As a member of the Thunderdome team, he plays an active role in curating and shaping the flow of national sports content across the network. Ross also works to create original features and contributes to the planning and execution of major event coverage.

He’s had a busy winter. Ross tackled the overnight hours of Digital First Media’s extensive Sochi Olympics coverage and oversaw all March Madness content -- including Bracket Advisor, Digital First Media's data-driven projection tool for the NCAA tournament.
Prior to joining Thunderdome in October of 2013, Ross spent nearly two years working as a sports writer with and The Flint Journal. He also is a contributing author to the non-fiction book “Detroit True Crime Chronicles: Tales of Murder and Mayhem in the Motor City.”

After growing up near the lakeshore of West Michigan, Ross moved across the state to metro Detroit where he studied journalism at Oakland University and later worked as a sports writer and in multiple roles with The Oakland Press -- a Digital First Media newspaper that covers Oakland County and metro Detroit. As part of his tenure at The Oakland Press, he launched a revenue-generating live streaming operation for high school football and basketball games for the paper's affiliated prep sports website. While in college, he paid the bills working as a freelance writer and at the front desk of a cheap motel in nearby Pontiac.

He hasn’t gotten around to writing the book about that experience yet, but the material is there.

Ross now lives in Brooklyn and is adjusting to the everyday life of being a New Yorker.

Outside of journalism, he’s a wannabe chef, mediocre golfer and travel enthusiast. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @Maghielse.