April 19, 2013, 12:57 PM ET
1999 Graduate of Columbia College Chicago (B.A. in broadcast journalism)
First industry job was working as a producer for Don Wade and Roma on WLS radio (Jan '98-April '99)
Began working at ESPN 1000 in Dec '98
Did overnight sportscenter updates on the weekends
In June '99 started reporting and doing weekend and weeknight updates
From '01-'05 was part of the Chicago Bulls flagship broadcasts handling pre and post game duties
Bears beat reporter for the 2004 Bears season
Hosted Bears NFL Gameday during the 2004 and 2005 seasons
Co-host of the
Carmen & Jurko
show, weekdays 10a-2pm on ESPN Chicago 1000.
Has spent time covering all Chicago sports, including Cubs, White Sox, Hawks, Bears, Bulls and college athletics.
Most unique sports experience was celebrating a White Sox world championship at the team hotel in Houston, after game 4 win in Oct. '05.
Favorite teams are White Sox, Bears, Bulls and Hawks.
Personal interests include movies, reading, traveling and playing sports.
I had a pet chameleon once but it died a long time ago.
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