Our Staff

SPORTS DIRECTORS


Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central) is a senior journalism major at Northwestern entering his fourth year with WNUR Sports. This year, he’ll serve as Sports Director for the station. A native of Albany, New York, Kevin is a huge college basketball fan who spends most of his free time watching as many games at once as one possibly can. His favorite memory with WNUR Sports is either watching the ‘Cats clinch the Big Ten West at Iowa in 2018 or a road trip to Duke with women’s basketball in 2019.

Eric Rynston-Lobel (@EricR_L) is a junior majoring in journalism and psychology. He’s from Port Washington, New York (about 20 miles east of Manhattan) and is a diehard Yankees fan. He also supports the New York Giants and New York Rangers even though they’re not very good. When Eric’s not covering a Northwestern sporting event, he’s either at a Northwestern sporting event as a fan or talking about Northwestern sports with anyone who will listen.


ONLINE EDITORIAL STAFF


John Volk (@jk_volk) is a sophomore journalism and statistics double major from Seattle, Washington. John is entering his second year at WNUR Sports, now serving as the Editor-in-Chief for the station’s online content. A lifelong Mariners fan, some of his favorite sports memories come from listening to Dave Niehaus and Rick Rizzs call summer games on the radio. He can’t wait to get into broadcasting Northwestern baseball and softball games next spring.


PODCAST DIRECTOR


Jake Liker (@JakeLiker) is a senior from Los Angeles, California. He is currently the station’s Podcasting Director, and previously served as Social Media Director and Assistant Online Editor. He is proud to be WNUR Sports’ resident bracketologist, and publishes projections and a column on a weekly basis in the winter. As of March 2020, his favorite hobbies are social distancing, washing his hands, and walking his dog Packer.


SPORTSVOICE PRODUCERS


Margaret Fleming (@mgfleming12) is a sophomore from Chicago studying journalism. Her favorite team is the Bulls, and while she loves all her hometown teams, she’ll always pick the White Sox in the Crosstown Classic. Her favorite season is March Madness and she’s excited for the return of Northwestern women’s basketball next season. She hopes to pursue a career in investigative journalism.

Nick Magas (@nick_magas) is a sophomore from Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He enjoys following football, basketball and golf, but loves the tradition and intricacies of baseball more than anything else. A diehard White Sox fan, he longs to one day witness his South Siders play meaningful baseball after the All-Star break. Nick spends most of his free time on the golf course, trying to figure out how he manages to hit 14 greens and still shoot 95.


SOCIAL MEDIA AND SPORTSATHON


Pat Timlin (@pat_timlin) is a junior from Chicago, Illinois, majoring in Journalism and Economics. Living less than a mile from the home of the White Sox, baseball was Pat’s first love in sports. He roots for all Chicago sports teams (Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears, and Cubs-yes even the Northsiders). While not broadcasting, Pat can be found exploring the city on his bike or playing beach volleyball along Lake Michigan. He hopes to pursue a career as a sports broadcaster/anchor or as video designer.

Matthew Coronado is a sophomore student studying communications from the Chicago suburbs. He’s an all around Chicago sports fan but has a special place in his heart for the Bulls. When he’s not covering sporting events for WNUR you can find him playing pickup basketball or working through his Nintendo Switch backlog. He hopes to work in social media or media relations.


SOCIAL CHAIR


Karan Gowda (@dalaigowda) is a junior from Algonquin, IL in Weinberg studying biological sciences with minors in global health studies and classics. He has been quoted as saying that half of his personality is Manchester United. Like a true soccer fan, the only sport he does not follow or know anything about is baseball. Being from the Chicago area, he supports the Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks. He spends his free time playing too many video games, reading obscure novels and doing everything in his power to upset Liverpool fans.

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