Cole Cusumano

Cole Cusumano

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Cole Cusumano was born and raised in Staten Island, New York, but has lived in Arizona for more than 14 years. He expects to graduate in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. He is a digital reporter for Cronkite News with an emphasis on sports.

Latest from Cole Cusumano

AIA: Winter high school sports can resume on Jan. 5

PHOENIX - The AIA announced Thursday winter sports can resume Jan. 5, with the last allowed day of competition Feb. 19. Practice will resume for a minimum of 14 days before competing.


From chasing to racing: Former ASU defensive end Mills finds thrills as NASCAR jackman

PHOENIX - Kellen Mills excelled as a walk-on defensive end for Arizona State and is now responsible for a complete culture change at Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR.


‘Not sure I could have dreamt that any better’: Elliott wins Cup Series Championship

AVONDALE- It was a monumental day in the racing world, as fan-favorite Chase Elliott became a NASCAR Cup Series Champion for the first time at Phoenix Raceway. The moment symbolized the departure of a legend in Jimmie Johnson and served as a passing of the torch at Hendrick Motorsports.


Rising through the ranks: Developmental drivers take next leap at Championship Weekend

AVONDALE - Before a new NASCAR Cup Series Champion was crowned, other celebrations for the sport’s lower divisions took place. All of the young drivers competing for their future in NASCAR delivered an impeccable racing product and they undoubtedly earned their titles of “Champion.”


The final lap: Dissecting the Championship 4 at Phoenix Raceway

PHOENIX - A look at the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway in a battle that is expected to be one of the most even-matched in the sport’s history.


Working the vroom: Arizona represented behind the scenes within NASCAR

PHOENIX - It’s easy to get lost in the superstars behind the helmets, which is why the thousands of men and women working countless hours behind the scenes are often overlooked across NASCAR. Although far and few in between, there are motorsports aficionados who hail from Arizona playing some of the most pivotal roles within the sport and they’re executing their jobs exceptionally.


With recent victory, Joey Logano focused on NASCAR Cup Series Championship 4 in Phoenix

Joey Logano follows the yellow brick road to victory at Kansas Speedway and locks himself into the Championship 4 at Phoenix Raceway.


A country club for racing enthusiasts, Inde Motorsports Ranch ups its game

PHOENIX - Inde Motorsports Ranch, a 2.75-mile private road course in Willcox, is being resurfaced, among other surprises, to provide members with a one of a kind experience.


Tucson’s Alex Bowman honored to take over famed No. 48 from Jimmie Johnson

Tucson native Alex Bowman is being rewarded for his hard work with one of most prestigious honors in NASCAR history – taking over the famed No. 48 for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson.


NASCAR Xfinity Series title contenders ponder chances at Phoenix Raceway

PHOENIX - Following one of the most competitive regular seasons in NASCAR Xfinity Series history, some top title contenders express their confidence in and concerns about the championship event at Phoenix Raceway.


NASCAR playoff teams prepare for Phoenix Championship Weekend by fine-tuning at Richmond

PHOENIX - NASCAR playoff teams have one final shot at refining their notes for Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway with the Federated Auto Parts 400 in Richmond.


Phoenix Raceway will challenge young drivers on Championship Weekend

PHOENIX- Young playoff drivers hope to contend for title in November after a challenging 2020 NASCAR Championship Weekend


Diamondbacks believe David Peralta Field a ‘natural fit’ for Wickenburg

The Arizona Diamondbacks and David Peralta invest in refurbishment of park in hopes of generating economic growth for Wickenburg.