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Mike Greenberg, Host of "Duel"

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Born: August 6, 1967
Hometown: New York City, New York
Graduated From: Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
Family: Married to wife Stacy, two kids
Nickname: Greeny
Day Job: Co-Host of ESPN's "Mike and Mike in the Morning"

How He Got His Start:

After graduating from college, Mike Greenberg took on a variety of media-based jobs. He anchored at a couple of radio stations in Chicago, wrote syndicated sports columns for newspapers, and reported for Sports Channel Chicago. By 1995 he was covering sports extensively for a regional news television network, including a spot hosting a live sports call-in show.

In 1996, Greenberg became one of the first sports anchors for the brand new ESPN sports network. Three years later "Mike and Mike in the Morning" was born, featuring Greenberg and co-host Mike Golic. The show began as a nationally syndicated radio show for ESPN, and has grown into a television and radio giant, reaching over 90 million viewers and listeners.

Television, Radio, and Media:

  • 1989, Sports Reporter, WMAQ Radio in Chicago
  • 1992, Sports Reporter, WSCR Radio Chicago
  • 1993, Sports Columnist, Copley News Service
  • 1996, News Anchor, ESPN News
  • 1999, Co-Host, "Mike and Mike in the Morning" on ESPN Radio
  • 2004, "Mike and Mike in the Morning" syndicated on ESPN News
  • 2006, "Mike and Mike in the Morning" goes to ESPN-2
  • 2007, Play-by-Play Broadcaster, Monday Night Football
  • 2007, Host, 80th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • 2007, Host, Duel

Fun Fact:

Mike Greenberg has written a book called, "Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad." The book went to number 14 on the New York Times Bestseller List in 2006.

Quotes:

Quotes are from the ESPN radio show, "Mike and Mike in the Morning."

“If indeed I am the Julie McCoy of Mike and Mike in the Morning, I can live with that. And that’s dating myself with a ‘Love Boat’ reference.”

“If you are a real fan, the experience of watching your team play is not pleasurable. It’s sort of like the famous line, ‘I don’t enjoy writing, I enjoy having written.’ I enjoy having watched my team win. I revel in having watched my team win, but only after it’s over. While it’s actually happening, it’s an excruciating process that we put ourselves through.”

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