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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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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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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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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One of Chicago's most popular media personalities, Dan Jiggetts joined Comcast SportsNet in 2004 and currently handles studio analyst duties on Bears Postgame Live, Bears Recap and Bears Blitz. He was also the host of Chicago Tribune Live from 2004-2007. Jiggetts most recently was the weekend sports anchor and lead football reporter for WFLD-TV, the Fox broadcast affiliate in Chicago. He was a member of WFLD's "Bears Sunday Live" morning program and provided reports for "Bears Post Game" and "The Final Word" during the football season. Jiggetts also hosted his own radio talk show on WSCR AM 670. A Harvard graduate, Jiggetts was an All-American standout his senior year, while earning majors in government and economics. He enjoyed a solid 10-year NFL career, playing offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1976-82. Jiggetts also has worked for CBS, ESPN, WMAQ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Chicago and WBBM AM 780 Radio.
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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Veteran sportscaster Kip Lewis joined Comcast SportsNet in 2009 as an on-site reporter along with occasionally co-anchoring SportsNet Central. Lewis most recently was a weekend sports anchor/weekday sports reporter for WRTV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis (2006-09), covering the city's local sports scene -- in particular handling beat reporting duties for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. Prior to his stint in Indianapolis, Lewis also was a weekend sports anchor/weekday sports reporter for WPIX-TV, the CW affiliate in New York from 2004-05 He earned a local Emmy award in 2004 for his coverage of the New York Mets. A former professional football player in the CFL, WFL and free-agent signee of the Detroit Lions, Lewis graduated with a degree in Communications from the University of Arizona in 1989.
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Jim Miller began his studio-analyst role on CSN's Bears Postgame Live in 2007. In addition to his television duties, he contributes to CSNChicago.com providing his written expertise and opinion on Jay Cutler and other Bears and NFL happenings. He's also provides NFL analysis for Sirius/XM NFL Radio and is an analyst for the Spartan Sports Network talking all things Michigan State football. The former Chicago Bears quarterback was instrumental in the Bears' playoff run in 2001 -- at the time, the team's first postseason appearnce since 1994 -- passing for 2,300 yards. Miller earned a Super Bowl ring as the emergency quarterback for the New England Patriots in 2004. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1994 NFL draft. He finished his career with 6,387 yards and 36 touchdowns. He was a three-year starter at Michigan State from 1991-93 but still ranks among the Spartans' all-time leaders in pass attempts (fifth at 746), pass completions (second at 467), completion percentage (second at .629) and passing yards (fifth at 5,037).
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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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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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