WNUR Sports Broadcasters: Sam Brief, Matt McHugh, Amit Mallik, Henrique DaMour, Tim Hackett, Ari Levin, Zach Wingrove, Parker Johnson, Henry Ettinger, Zach Koons, Ben Krieger, Ryan Wangman, Fredrick Bugyei, Juliana Sherry, Jonathan Skinner, Walker Reinfeld, Mila Jasper, Erik Alcantar, Kevin Sweeney, Jake Liker, Noah Coffman, Ben Schachter, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Jack Lido, Andrew McCabe, Andrew Fenichel, Ryan Coleman, Ethan Fore, Adam Braunstein, Connor Yahn.
WNUR Sports Executive Board:
|Matt McHugh (@mattmcsports27) is a senior, majoring in journalism, from the San Francisco Bay Area. Matt is thrilled to take over as Sports Director after being the editor-in-chief of the website. He has cemented his place as the Oakland sports representative of the station, rooting for the A’s, Raiders (still Oakland!), Warriors and Sharks. Matt foolishly convinces himself every year that the A’s might be poised to make a run. That being said, this might be the year for the lovable A’s!|
|Amit Mallik (@amitkmallik) is a senior who spends a large amount of time with Northwestern Athletics and loves to give every sport some spotlight. He grew up in Philly and is a diehard supporter of all their teams, especially the Eagles and the Sixers (#TrustTheProcess), and also is a big Tottenham Hotspur supporter. At WNUR, he loves to make football score predictions and remark how people almost answer questions correctly.|
|Tim Hackett (@thetimhackett) is a senior from Raleigh, NC, which is why people are surprised when they hear his favorite teams are the Boston Bruins and the Green Bay Packers. He’s a lifelong sports fan, with an interest in football and hockey, but also in random sports like volleyball, lacrosse and darts (yes, he knows that’s weird). When he’s not talking about sports no one else cares about or going on about his little sister, Tim tries to find time to study journalism and psychology. He’s very excited to be a Sports Director this year. Go Cats!|
|ONLINE EDITORIAL STAFF/PODCAST DIRECTORS
|Ben Krieger (@TheBenKrieger) is a junior studying journalism. He’s from sunny Los Angeles and never stops talking about how much he loves Mexican food. Or talking in general. He’s wanted to be a broadcaster his whole life thanks to Vin Scully, and he also wouldn’t mind seeing the Dodgers win a World Series at some point. Aside from WNUR Sports, he spends most of his time at Northwestern moonlighting as an insane fan at all Wildcat events he’s not covering.|
|Parker Johnson (@pkjkeeper4) is a junior in Medill from Asheville, North Carolina. He was a goalkeeper and captain on the soccer pitch, and a point guard/defensive stopper for the Fighting Lepers of the Asheville Church Basketball League. He roots for the better blue in Carolina (Tar Heels), the more successful team in North London (Arsenal FC), and a host of Denver pro teams (Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies). He spends his free time playing soccer and watching obscure sports like Rugby 7s and netball on his roommate’s Apple TV. Favorite line of sports commentary: “If his brains was leather, he wouldn’t have enough to saddle a junebug.” – Don Sutton, Atlanta Braves radio.|
|Zach Koons (@zachkoons) is a junior from Alexandria, VA, majoring in journalism. Born near the Washington D.C area, he is loyal to the DMV sports teams (The Nats, Caps, and Wizards). When it comes to the NFL, he roots for the Patriots, making him the most hated sports fan on this side of the Mississippi. While not broadcasting, Zach can be found taking long walks on the beach or playing a game of pick-up basketball way too competitively. He hopes to pursue a career in either sports broadcasting or investigative journalism.|
|Jake Liker (@JakeLiker) is a sophomore studying journalism. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, a fact he brings up at least once a week. He is a devout supporter of the Green Bay Packers, the UCLA Bruins, and Tottenham Hotspur, and a fan of his hometown Lakers and Kings. He is coming off of a strong first season as WNUR Sports’ resident bracketologist, beating ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and CBS’s Jerry Palm in the Bracket Matrix. When he’s not studying or destroying his sleep cycle to watch a sporting event, he’s keeping up with pop culture and criminal justice reform. He hopes to be a professional play-by-play broadcaster.|
|MARKETING, CASTS, SPORTSATHON DIRECTOR|
|Sam Brief (@sambrief) is a junior studying journalism. He was born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois and has been a die-hard Chicago sports fan his whole life, rooting for the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and White Sox (not the Cubs). Sam has done broadcasting since his sophomore year of high school and hopes to be a play-by-play broadcaster for basketball or baseball. His proudest accomplishment to date is winning his bracket in 5th grade by picking all one-seeds to make the Final Four.|
SportsVoice and SVAD Producers:
|Ari Levin (@LevinAri) is a senior studying Journalism and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences. He was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida and for some reason decided to move to where it snows in April. He roots for the Dolphins and Heat, and usually the Marlins but that can be too infuriating at times. Ari loves broadcasting, and loves football and basketball but also loves watching under-covered college sports like baseball and volleyball.
|Noah Coffman (@coffman_noah)|
|Zach Wingrove (@ZachWingrove)|