KUSA - After 32 years in the newspaper business, I made the jump to the television world in August 2013. My first paid byline was when I was 14, and I was hooked on the business of sports. I consider myself lucky to be a part of an ever-changing and growing medium.
Knocked out of sports by repeated knee injuries in late 1970s and early '80s when sports injury operations were done with big, scary needles and rusty, old scalpels, my sophomore high-school English teacher encouraged me to write about sports and do stats for the basketball and football teams. My high-school newspaper and the advisor were ranked among the best in the country. I started answering the phones at the sports department of The Daily Oklahoman in high school and stayed with the paper through college (Boomer Sooner).
After finally having enough of the heat and finding an Oklahoma girl ready to move to the mountains, we got hitched and relocated to Loveland in April 1995 where I was the sports editor of the Reporter-Herald and covered Colorado State athletics and high schools. After more than 5½ years there, I got called up to The Show when I was hired at The Denver Post as a copy editor. In nearly 13 years there I moved up the lineup to deputy sports editor and along the way helped organize coverage for just about every big sports event (and some of the big news stuff) along the Front Range and into the mountains.
When I'm not busy working in the country's greatest sports town, I spend my down time on a snowboard or chasing a little white ball around for a few thousand yards over 18 holes. There's also the hiking, biking, fishing and all the other -ing things that Colorado offers that we love to do. My wife of nearly 20 years and I have been blessed with a son and daughter.