Laurence Holmes joined 670 The Score in 1998 as a part-time producer after interning for Jeff Joniak and producing “The Sports Huddle” at WMAQ radio.
Through five years of producing he was named Executive Producer of “The Les Grobstein Show”, “The Tommy Williams Show”, “McNeil & Jiggetts” and “Murph & Fred”.
In 2002, Holmes picked up an A.I.R. award for both “commerical production” and “Talk Show production.”
While working as a producer, Holmes served as a weekend and fill-in host. He teamed up with Jonathan Hood to host “Wrestlemaniacs” and Dan Zampillo to host “Me & Z”. Soon, his solo show followed.
In 2003, Holmes was promoted to beat reporter, assigned to the Bears, which he covered from 2003-2008 on a daily basis.
A 1997 Graduate of DePaul University, Holmes joined Zach Zaidman in 2006 as the play-by-play tandem for 670 The Score’s broadcast of Blue Demons games, which he did for six seasons. In 2007, Holmes was named to DePaul’s prestigious “14 Under 40″ Alumni list.
In 2008, Holmes joined Dan Hampton to host the mid-day show and the Score’s Bears pre-game coverage.
In 2009, Holmes returned to hosting his night time solo show. In addition to hosting his own show, he is a frequent guest host for the Score’s mid-day and afternoon shows. Along with hosting, Holmes still covers the Bears and writes his weekly “24-Blog” for 670TheScore.com.
Laurence resides in Chicago and is a proud graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, where he had his first talk show when he was 16.
Follow Laurence on Twitter @LaurenceWHolmes.
The Blue Demons need the best candidate, not necessarily someone who played at DePaul.
Laurence Holmes highly recommends making a trip to Arizona to see the Cubs and White Sox.
Coming into the season, the Bears organization and their fans were optimistic about what this team could accomplish.
General manager Rick Hahn has hit the fast-forward button.
It was ugly, but Sunday’s win was commendable for Chicago.
Sunday was a workman-like win for Chicago, which was a step in the right direction.
Wins only hurt draft positioning, but as constructed, tanking isn’t really an option.
These failures are systemic for Chicago.
No one seems to have the answers for the struggling Bears.
“We had to have that one,” Ryan Mundy said.
This was a setback that had many shaking their heads.
This Chicago loss was on the offense and defense, Holmes writes.
Laurence Holmes breaks down Chicago’s win and sheds light on the Green Bay matchup.
The Bears stack up well with everyone in the division, writes Laurence Holmes.
Laurence Holmes breaks down Chicago’s win and writes of his personal experiences with Peanut Tillman.
Chicago must fix its run defense with more zone read-heavy offenses on the slate.
Emery isn’t conventional, and that means his draft pick may not be either.
Even an average defense would do wonders for the Bears, but it will take more to compete for the big prize.
Time offers the opportunity for perspective, so I thought it would be a good idea to wait each week to give my thoughts on the Bears game.
Josh McCown was terrific in relief of Cutler