Chris Boden joined Comcast SportsNet in 2007, primarily handling feature reporting duties on SportsNet Central along with hosting the network's Blackhawks studio coverage (Blackhawks Pregame Live and Blackhawks Postgame Live). Beginning in 2013, he moved from Blackhawks duties and began hosting Bears Postgame Live. Covering the Chicago sports scene for more than 20 years, Boden came to Comcast SportsNet from WMVP-AM 1000 (ESPN Radio) where he served as an anchor, reporter and fill-in host starting in 2003. Boden has also held local sportscasting positions with WFLD-TV (Fox) and CLTV in Chicago, along with national work on the NFL Network. Previously, Boden was a sports reporter/anchor for WBBM-TV (CBS) in Chicago (1998-2003) and WBBM-AM (1990-1998), first as a sports anchor/reporter and then as sports director. Healso was a sportscaster for Tribune Radio Networks (now Illinois News Networks) from 1987-1990. Boden, who grew up in the southwestern suburb of Burbank, attended Luther South H.S., where he played football, ran cross-country and track and was a member of the 1980 Class A state basketball championship team. He graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College in Chicago in 1985, where he ran the sports department at the student radio station while working at SportsPhone.
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One of the most popular sports broadcasters in Chicago, Pat Boyle has been a centerpiece on Comcast SportsNet as primary co-anchor for SportsNet Central since 2004. He currently hosts Blackhawks Pregame and Postgame Live; prior to which he was the host of Bears Postgame Live. In addition, Boyle continues to host Pro Football Weekly, Countdown to Kickoff and the Lance Briggs Show. In 2006, he won the Midwest Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence On Camera: News-Sportscaster. Before joining CSN, he anchored ESPN's SportsCenter and ESPN News' nightly half-hour primetime show. Boyle has also been a studio host for NHL 2Night and ESPN's Wednesday Night Baseball. His resume also includes being the weekend anchor/reporter for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia's edition of SportsNite, along with substitute hosting the network sports roundtable discussion show and reporting for the network's game coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers and the postgame show for the Philadelphia Eagles. Boyle is a Michigan State graduate with a degree in telecommunications.
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Kelly Crull joined Comcast SportsNet Chicago in October 2013 as a freelance general assignment reporter and anchor for "SportsNet Central." Crull handles on-site Cubs beat reporting duties. Prior to joining CSN, Crull most recently worked for the regional sports network Fox Sports Net (FSN) San Diego covering the Padres (MLB) this season as both a beat reporter and host of "Padres Weekly." Prior to her stint in San Diego, Crull was the sideline reporter for FSN Southwest's coverage of the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) from 2010-12, where she was also host of the Thunder's pre-game show and weekly "Thunder Insider" show. Crull was also a weekend sports anchor/weekday sports reporter for KOCO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City.
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Chicago native Chuck Garfien, a six-time Chicago/Midwest Emmy award winner, is a reporter/anchor for SportsNet Central and host of White Sox Pregame Live and White Sox Postgame Live. Prior to joining Comcast SportsNet, Garfien was an anchor/reporter for Fox Sports Net in Denver. He also served a two-year stint with ESPN and ESPNEWS as an anchor. He was the Sports Director for two years at WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV, the CBS and UPN affiliates in Detroit and was also a sports anchor/reporter for WABC-TV in New York City. Garfien is a board member for the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. He graduated from USC with a degree in Communications and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
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Goodwill, a native of Detroit, joined CSNChicago.com in 2015 as its Bulls Insider after spending four-plus seasons as the Detroit Pistons beat reporter for The Detroit News (2010-15). Prior to earning the primary Pistons beat reporter role for the publication, Goodwill handled a variety of back-up beat reporting responsibilities for The Detroit News, which included providing coverage of every Detroit pro team franchise and area colleges. Goodwill began his journalism career as a contributing NBA writer for SLAM Magazine.
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Dan Hayes joined CSNChicago.com as its White Sox Insider in the middle of the 2012 season after 6 1/2 seasons covering the San Diego Padres for the North County Times. The move provided him with the opportunity to reunite with White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy at the time, whose National League Cy Young Award season Hayes chronicled in 2007 for the now-extinct NCT. Besides covering the Padres, Hayes also covered motor sports, including NASCAR and NHRA, prep sports, several UFC fights, the NFL and the Little League World Series in nearly eight years at North County. Hayes previously covered prep and pro sports at The Vallejo-Times Herald and also was a prep freelance writer and intern at The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
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Veteran Chicago radio sports reporter David Kaplan joined Comcast SportsNet in 2008 as the primary host of SportsTalk Live. He has earned six Achievement in Radio Awards and was named Newsfinder of the Year by The Associated Press for breaking several stories. Prior to CSN, Kap also worked as a college football and basketball play-by-play commentator for ESPN and was the voice of Chicago's professional lacrosse teams, the Shamrox and the Machine. Before his radio work, Kaplan spent time as a Northern Illinois University assistant basketball coach and a regional scout for the NBA's Indiana Pacers and Seattle Supersonics. Kap attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and played football and baseball.
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Patrick Mooney joined CSNChicago.com as its Cubs Insider in 2010. He covers the team on a daily basis and appears on multiple platforms for Comcast SportsNet. He also does in-game hits with Cubs broadcasters Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. He previously worked as a Sun-Times Media staff writer and an MLB.com correspondent. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in English and received his master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
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John "Moon" Mullin
John Mullin, who joined CSNChicago.com as its Bears Insider in October 2009, was nicknamed "Moon" after the famous cartoon strip "Moon Mullins" by a member of the Chicago Bears' PR staff when he began covering the team in the closing days of the Mike Ditka era. He and the nickname have continued on, through the days of Dave Wannstedt, Dick Jauron, Lovie Smith, Marc Trestman and now into the John Fox years. Moon is a frequent guest on "SportsTalk Live" and does regular television appearances on programs covering the Bears. He offers his perspective on all things Bears in his "View from the Moon" TV segments and his contributions to Bears Talk. He can also be followed on Twitter at @CSNMoonMullin where he gives up-to-the-minute Bears news and updates. Mullin's Bears coverage appeared first for the Daily Herald and most recently for the Chicago Tribune, as well as various national publications. He has won numerous awards from the Pro Football Writers of America in addition to an Emmy award for his "Bears Insider" segment of the FOX-TV Bears pregame show. Moon's writing has been nationally syndicated and he is the author of four books, including "The Rise and Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History: The Chicago Bears and Super Bowl XX.”
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Tracey Myers joined CSNChicago.com as its Blackhawks Insider in 2010 after a whirlwind three-day, weekend freelance audition covering the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks at their third annual fan convention. It was fitting that she was welcomed to Chicago and the beat by Hawks goaltender Marty Turco, as Myers covered Turco for two seasons as the Dallas Stars beat reporter during her 10-plus years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In addition to her work with the Stars at the Star-Telegram, Tracey has had a hand in covering the 2009 NFL Draft, Dallas Mavericks, Cowboys training camp, the PGA's Byron Nelson and Colonial tournaments. Myers has also appeared on Fox Sports Southwest as a guest analyst for Stars broadcasts as well as talking pucks on XM Radio and Canadian broadcasts.
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Leila Rahimi joined Comcast SportsNet Chicago in October 2015 as an anchor/reporter for SportsNet Central. Prior to joining CSN Chicago, Rahimi was an anchor/host/reporter at CSN Philadelphia, where she anchored SportsNet Central and provided field reports for the Phillies (MLB), Eagles (NFL), Flyers (NHL), 76ers (NBA), along with Villanova and Temple from a collegiate standpoint. In addition, Rahimi also recently an anchor/host for the MLB Network's Strike Zone Channel. Prior to her time in Philadelphia, Rahimi served as an anchor, reporter, sideline reporter and host at CSN Houston (2012-14) where she provided sideline/beat reporting duties for the network's Rockets basketball and Astros baseball telecasts, along with hosting pre/postgame shows, anchoring SportsNet Central, and hosting an hour-long, weekly high school football show. A multiple Emmy-award nominee, Rahimi also served as the field reporter for Fox Sports San Diego's Padres baseball telecasts in 2012, along with producing/hosting a weekly Padres magazine-style program. From 2007-12, she was a sports reporter at KXAN-TV, the NBC affiliate in Austin, TX, covering the University of Texas and local high schools. Additional stops along Rahimi's career path included a producing, then reporting role at Fox Sports Southwest in Dallas, TX, along with sports reporter/anchor duties at KXII-TV, the CBS affiliate in Sherman, TX.
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Siera Santos joined Comcast SportsNet Chicago in October 2015 as a reporter/anchor for SportsNet Central. Prior to joining CSN Chicago, Santos was a sports anchor/reporter for CBS affiliates KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles, CA, where also hosted KCAL's Sunday night "Sports Central" program, along with hosting sports web briefs on CBSLA.com, handling social media/update hosting for "Thursday Night Football" and "March Madness" postgame shows, and providing live pre/postgame reports for all area MLB, NBA, and NHL teams. Prior to making the jump to Southern California, Santos was a sports journalist at CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City, OK where she handled numerous multimedia duties including reporter, photographer, producer, editor, and fill-in anchor. Her stint in Oklahoma City was highlighted by the NBA's Thunder's 2014 playoff run into the Western Conference Finals. She also covered the Big 12, primarily the University of Oklahoma. Santos got her start a news reporter/multimedia journalist at NBC affiliate KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, CO covering national news stories including the Waldo Canyon Fire and Aurora Theater Shooting. She also spent two stints with Fox Sports Arizona, ranging from being a production assistant to hosting/producing Arizona State Sun Devils multimedia content. Among her numerous career achievements include earning the distinction of being the first woman to ever win the award for "Best Television Sports Anchor" from the Broadcast Education Association.
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Chicago sports broadcasting veteran Mark Schanowski joined Comcast SportsNet in 2006 as the primary co-anchor on SportsNet Central, along with hosting the network's Bulls studio coverage (Bulls Pregame Live and Bulls Postgame Live). Schanowski, a veteran sportscaster with more than 20 years of experience, came to Comcast SportsNet from NBC 5 in Chicago, where he served as sports anchor since August 1998. At NBC 5, he also anchored "NBC 5 Sports Sunday" and hosted the network's pre- and postgame coverage for its Chicago Bears preseason telecasts. Before joining NBC5, Schanowski anchored/produced weekend sportscasts and was a weekday general assignment sports reporter at ABC 7 in Chicago from 1990-98. Schanowski graduated with a degree in mass communications/radio and television from the University of Wisconsin.
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JJ Stankevitz, a native of Oak Park, Ill., has served as the Notre Dame Insider for CSNChicago.com since 2011. Stankevitz followed the Fighting Irish all the way to an appearance in the 2013 BCS Championship Game and covered the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax saga during his second year on the beat. Stankevitz also serves as a baseball reporter for CSN, providing coverage of both the White Sox and Cubs throughout the MLB season. Stankevitz was previously a multimedia producer and intern at CSN and is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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One of the original members of the Comcast Sportsnet team, Luke Stuckmeyer was here for our launch in 2004. He is an award-winning anchor for SportsNet Central while also handling reporting for Cubs baseball and Bulls basketball. Stuckmeyer's work has been recognized numerous times by The Associated Press and Emmys over the years. In 2009, Stuckmeyer won a Midwest Emmy Award for his half-hour documentary, "On the road with Ryno." The Arlington Heights native brings more than 15 years of broadcasting experience from around the country before coming home to Chicago. From 2000-04 he served as a sports anchor/reporter in San Antonio while covering the world-champion Spurs and handling halftime show duties for CBS affilitate KENS-TV. Before that, he was a sports anchor at KOLN-TV in Nebraska and WLUC-TV in Michigan. Stuckmeyer has covered everything from the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and National Championships to the Kentucky Derby. He's even been a weatherman (just don't ask). Stuckmeyer is a graduate of Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect and holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Valparaiso University.
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