Anthony Ferrella III (born February 17, 1998) is the Founder of the Standin On Procedure Podcast. In addition, he has 6 partnerships, including four brand deals. Notably, Ant served in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization of Major League Baseball (MLB) for four seasons.
Ant grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Chartiers Valley School District. He began playing baseball at two years old and continued playing through high school. With a deep interest in the game, and a career cut short due to an arm injury, the Pittsburgh Pirates pursued him toward the end of 2015 and things fell into place a few months later.
Ant attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He helped revitalize a media department launching 'The Anthony Ferrella Show' which covered SEC Football with Paul Finebaum, Laura Rutledge, and many others. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business on May 8, 2020.
Following graduation from Duquesne University, Ant continued on a journey within the Pirates organization, dedicating several months to the role before parting ways. This paved the way for a remarkable opportunity—an exclusive, multi-year contract to helm a new podcast 'Standin On Procedure' dedicated to helping young people feel confident when dating.
With the podcast's debut came a wave of partnerships and brand collaborations, propelling Ant's career forward. Relocating to Miami, FL in 2022, he embraced new opportunities as a pivotal moment arrived on September 13, 2022, marked by the launch of an exciting merch collection.
TIMELINE | PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Feb. 2016: Hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates
May 2020: Graduated from Duquesne University
May 2020: Founded the Standin On Procedure Podcast
June 2020: Parted ways with the Pirates
Sept. 2022: Launched first-ever merch collection
AWARDS AND HONORS:
- Top 50 Dating Vices Podcast by Spotify (2022)
- Standin On Procedure set a 'New Podcast Rating' record by Spotify (2020)
- Awarded a spot on the Presidential Honor Roll by the U.S. Department of Education (2019)
- Named "Rookie of the Year" by the Duquesne University Publication Board for the highest-rated TV & Radio Show (2018)