Alyssa Buruato
Alyssa Buruato(she/her)
Sports Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Alyssa Buruato expects to graduate in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Buruato has interned as a photographer at Phoenix Magazine and is a photo intern with Sun Devil Athletics.

Latest from Alyssa Buruato

Through scenery changes, ASU journeyman Jose Perez has always been a ‘winner’ on the court

TEMPE – ASU men’s basketball graduate guard and journeyman Jose Perez has not had it easy at any of his schools, but has experienced some legendary moments along the way.

With an average of 12.9 points per game, Jose Perez is one of the on-court leaders for the Arizona State men's basketball program. (Photo by Alyssa Buruato/Cronkite News)

‘It was Saturday at the Phoenix Open’: Gassed golfers, pressed patrons highlight chaotic Day 3

SCOTTSDALE – A look inside a wild, unprecedented day at the WM Phoenix Open that saw golfers forced into several make-up holes while patron entry to the grounds and alcohol sales ceased.


More than a scorecard: For Bud Cauley, Kevin Yu, 2024 WM Phoenix Open has special meaning

SCOTTSDALE – Golf is about more than numbers. For Bud Cauley, it’s about coming back from a serious car accident. For Kevin Yu, it’s about playing on a course he knows best as a spectator.

Fans huddle together as the rain turned to hail during Wednesday's celebrity pro-am at the WM Phoenix Open. (Photo by Alyssa Buruato/Cronkite News)

Stars come out, hail comes down: Wild WM Phoenix Open pro-am features appearances by Saban, Phelps

SCOTTSDALE – Although rain, and later hail, interrupted the WM Phoenix Open pro-am, fans still showed up to watch an eclectic mix of celebrities, including Nick Saban.

Olympian Michael Phelps plays golf frequently and was excited to compete again. “I’m a golf nut so being able to watch some of these pros up close is special for me.” (Photo by Alyssa Burato/Cronkite News)

Boo-SC: ASU men’s basketball, fans show Bronny James tough love in first visit to Tempe

TEMPE – Following years of hype on social media, Bronny James finally visited Tempe for the first time to face ASU and brought out a large crowd.

Bronny James, son of NBA legend LeBron James, draws a massive crowd eager to witness his on-court prowess Saturday at Desert Financial Arena. (Photo by Alyssa Buruato/Cronkite News)