Updated: 01/27/2014 2:44 PM
Created: 01/27/2014 2:43 PM WHEC.com
Churchville Chili and Eastman grad Renee Fleming won’t be the only one from Rochester during the national anthem of the Super Bowl. Amber Zion, an actress who graduated from RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, will sign the anthem using American Sign Language.
Zion was chosen for the event after she submitted an audition video to the National Association of the Deaf last fall. She has appeared in several films and was featured on a Kay Jewelers Christmas commercial for several years and had a starring role on CBS’s CSI: NY episode, Silent Night.
Zion is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from RIT/NTID in 2004. Her husband is also a RIT/NTID graduate.