T.J. has lived in Westmoreland County all his life. He is a 2000 alumnus of Greensburg Salem High School. T.J. studied communications at the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated in 2004. T.J. got his start in local radio at WCNS radio in Latrobe spending three years there. After working for KDKA as a Sales Service and Traffic Assistant, T.J. returned to WCNS in 2017 where he currently handles news and sports.
He previously broadcast football games for Derry Area, Mt. Pleasant and Greensburg Salem. Most recently, T.J. has served as the radio voice of the Greater Latrobe Wildcats boys basketball team and various high school football teams as well. His weekly show 'Distefano's Den' can be heard every Saturday morning on 1480 WCNS.
Now entering his 11th season broadcasting local high school football and basketball, his voice has been heard on WCNS, WAVL, WQTW WLSW radio stations. T.J. has broadcasted football games for the Derry Area Trojans, Mt. Pleasant Vikings and Greensburg Salem Golden Lions plus boys and girls basketball games for Greater Latrobe.
T.J. has served as the color commentator for Seton Hill football broadcasts on Westmoreland Sports Network since 2010.
He enjoys walking, golfing, bike riding and is an avid fan of the Pitt Panthers.
T.J. currently resides in North Huntingdon with his wife Crystal and his two sons Jacob and Lucas.
Follow T.J. on Twitter: @sportsguy1480