I was born in Cleveland, Ohio at a time when the Indians were one of the top teams in baseball, a few years after Jordan hit the infamous shot over Craig Ehlo and in a year that Bill Belichick led the Browns to a Wild Card playoff victory over the New England Patriots.
I grew up praying for the Browns to go .500, calling a kid from Akron “The King” and waiting for next year for the Indians to win the World Series. I attended “The Home of Champions” on Cleveland’s East side where I watched that kid from Akron “take his talents to South Beach.”
At Benedictine, I was a letterman athlete in both track and cross country. I was a part of two district championship track teams and a regional qualifying cross country team. There I made my decision to attend E.W Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
The summer after my senior year, I was fortunate enough to intern with Munch on his show Munch in the Morning on WKNR, ESPN Cleveland Radio.
At Ohio, I anchored and produced Ohio Sports Zone, called play-by-play for two seasons for the Southern Ohio Copperheads, was a radio personality on Power 105 and 970 WATH, guided prospective students on tours through campus and was a student speaker for Undergraduate Admissions.
After graduating, I was able to see one of my dreams come true, as a Cleveland major league sports team won a title and ended a 52-year curse. Now, I am trying to take the next step in another dream: to earn a job in sports journalism.