“I have no favorite teams. I root for the last second shot.”
“That’s the worst demo tape I’ve ever seen.” I was crushed, but I had a choice. Quit…. or… ask why, ask for help, and keep trying. I couldn’t ignore my intuition. Or the feeling I was seeking.
I called my first women’s basketball game in January 2004, and since then I’ve covered hundreds of men’s and women’s sporting events as an analyst, reporter, host, and on-air personality for ESPN, as well as Fox Sports, Big Ten Network, WGN, NBC, WNBA, and MLS.
Making a living talking about the games I grew up playing is a dream come true. Even though a back injury ended my playing career before I was ready to move on, I found a deep connection in broadcasting. When I’m calling the game, it almost feels like I’m still playing. I love breaking down the hows and whys, spotting trends, and telling the stories behind these elite athletes who have dedicated most of their lives preparing for that very moment. The most rewarding part is working with a crew of talented, passionate sports fans committed to the same vision - producing an entertaining product for fans at home.
I was born in Cincinnati as the youngest and loudest of three (now six in my modern family), I’ve called Chicago home since 2002. When I’m not on the air, I’m putting my restless energy to use - running around with my chocolate lab Willis, exploring the city, and working on projects that marry my love for sports with fashion, art, music, and culture.