Joseph Matthew Pignataro (December 27, 1990) (AKA "The Chosen One") was born at the Essendon District Memorial Hospital in Moonee Ponds to Italian immigrants Lucy and Joseph Pignataro Snr. He is the current producer of SEN 1116's Hungry For Sport program hosted by Kevin Bartlett. An alumni of St. Bernard's College, Melbourne, Joey began his radio career after being discovered at a local Indoor Sports Centre by the voice of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Tony Schibeci, who gave Joey the opportunity to become a production assistant on SEN's Morning Glory program hosted by Andrew Maher and Tim Watson. After three years with the Morning Glory, Joey become a regular fill in producer on Harf Time, SEN's afternoon program hosted by former Hawthorn and Carlton champion Daniel Harford.
Joseph's football career has been nothing short of controversial. Currently lining up for the St Bernard's thirds in the VAFA, Joseph has yet to receive any call ups to the reserves or senior sides despite averaging over thirty disposals and four goals a game. Once dubbed the games next "Eddie Betts" by his current host Kevin Bartlett, who has been petitioning for Joseph's call up to the reserves or seniors on air, Joey has pushed through the adversity and continues to fight for recognition, justice and peace.
Joseph is also a published author, having written 2014's The Journey Of 1000 Miles Begins With A Single Step, inspired by his remarkable journey along the Kokoda Track. It has since become the third highest-grossing book in SEN history behind David Schwarz (footballer)'s "All Bet's Are Off" and Kevin Bartlett's "KB 403". All three books however pale in comparison to Mark Allen's DVD "87 Tips To Make Golf Simple".
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