I joined 10 News in October 1984, as the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter. I remained in that position for 20 years, covering sports around the country, including the Bucs winning the Super Bowl in 2003 and the Lightning winning the Stanley Cup in 2004.
I moved to the news department in July 2004, as co-anchor of our 4 p.m. news and information show, Life Around The Bay.
In June 2009, I moved back to the sports department as main sports anchor.
In addition to sports anchoring for 10 News, I hosted the Devil Rays (remember that name?) Magazine on SportsChannel Florida, and Fox Sports Net Florida, from the Rays' inception in 1996 until 2002. I also hosted the pre-game show, on the Rays first minor-league game, on SportsChannel Florida, in 1996.
From 1997-1999, I was a panelist on the popular Sunday Morning Pro Football Show, on SportsChannel Florida.
I've also served as play by play announcer and color analyst for USF Basketball on Sportschannel Florida, and Fox Sports Net Florida, from 1991-2000. I was play-by-play announcer and color analyst, for selected USF Baseball and women's basketball games on Sportschannel Florida. I've also done play by play, and color, for the Sunshine State Conference baseball and soccer games.
Prior to joining 10 News, I was the 11:00 sports anchor/reporter for WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach. That's the only other TV station I've ever worked for, besides 10 News. Prior to that, I was a radio guy for 5 years... sports reporter and newscaster for WJNO AM/FM in West Palm Beach from 1977-1981, and production director and on-air personality for WKAO radio in Boynton Beach, Florida.
In college, I was a rock and roll DJ for the campus radio station for two years, which is where I thought my future would be... funny how things change.
I'm a Chicago native, and life-long Cubs fan, and was graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1976, with a BS degree in Radio/Television.
My wife and I have three grown children, and we've lived in the same house in Tampa for 24 years. In my spare time, I love to play golf on the many outstanding courses in the Bay area. I also do a lot of backyard grilling... there's just something about guys, meat, and an open flame.
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