What I do for 610: Mornings with In The Loop With Nick & Lopez, weekend host and web contributor, inventor of the Straw Poll
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
College: Ole Miss
High school:Rolling Meadows (Gary Cole of Office Space paled around with my older brother in high school)
How long at SportsRadio 610: July, 2010
How long in radio business: seven years
Coolest person at SR610: John Lopez
What I love about Houston: Best place in America to raise a family
Favorite four-letter word: !*%#, no $&!%, no !*%#
Favorite people to interview: Enjoy interviewing media from other cities (more honest than players and coaches).
Favorite interviews: Ted Turner, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Dan LeBatard, Gary Danielson
Experience: Four years hosting regionally-syndicated program dedicated to Southern sports, specifically college football. Improvisational training at Second City Theater in Chicago.
Teams followed: Ole Miss Rebels, Chicago Bears, Bulls, Black Hawks, White Sox, and of course Texans & Rockets!
Favorite sports experiences:
- [attended] USC-Texas & Texas-Alabama BCS Title games
- 1992 NBA Finals Game 2 (Bulls-Lakers)
- 1995 Braves World Series clinching victory
- 1996 Atlanta Olympics
- Ole Miss 1994 victory over Alabama
- Football (through Sr. year of high school)
- Baseball (through freshman year of high school 1B, P, OF)
- Wrestling (through Sophomore year of high school), Gymnastics (Freshman, Sophomore years of high school)
- Basketball (junior high)
Family: Wife Kathryn and two daughters
More: Growing up in Chicago talk radio was huge. Let’s face it, the teams were rarely competitive so the conversation about sports, life, politics, etc. provided a compelling escape. From an early age I wanted to be involved in radio, I just needed the forum of sports radio to be invented. To me, the CBS “Eye” is the most iconic symbol/logo in media, and to have the privilege to work for CBS in the nation’s sixth largest market – and perhaps best place to raise my family is truly a dream come true. I’m well aware how fortunate I am.
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