Laurence Holmes

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”.

Laurence Holmes

Laurence Holmes

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.

J'Marcus Webb and Chris Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Still No Winner At Left Tackle Battle

If Bears coaches know who their starting left tackle is, they aren’t telling.

670 The Score–08/27/2012

Kenny Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Is This Kenny Williams’ Best Season?

World Series aside, this may be Kenny Williams’ best season as White Sox general manager.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Holmes: Should Urlacher Play Against The Colts?

It’s possible that Urlacher will be ready to go in 25 days. He’s a tough guy, fast healer and committed to the rehab process, but it might be better to hold him back.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Urlacher Could Be Ready For Season-Opener

Mystery solved. Brian Urlacher had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday morning on his left knee.

670 The Score–08/14/2012

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears Vs Broncos

When the Bears take on the Broncos Thursday night at Soldier Field, you won’t see their cards.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Brian Urlacher awaits medical attention against the Minnesota Vikings.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Holmes: Urlacher Misses Another Practice

With Urlahcer missing so much time, it lends credence to the idea that the MCL injury suffered against the Vikings was more serious than most believed.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

Shea McClellin (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images).

Holmes: McClellin Has Ability To Succeed In NFL, But…

In the first few days of padded practices, first-round draft pick Shea McClellin has had a hard time.

670 The Score–08/01/2012

Devin Hester.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Holmes: Hester Working On ‘Sky Ball’ Returns

More teams are neutralizing Devin Hester by kicking high to him. Laurence Holmes breaks down the Bears’ strategy to counter “sky balls.”

07/27/2012

Defensive End Alex Brown (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Holmes: Former Players Give Their Training Camp Advice

Anthony Adams, Matt Bowen, Alex Brown, Dez Clark and Hunter Hillenmeyer give you the good, the bad and the ugly from their training camp experience.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Jay Cutler and the Bears in Bourbonnais. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears Training Camp Survival Guide For Fans

I thought I’d share some tips with you on surviving camp and offer up suggestions to increase your enjoyment of the experience.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall works out during a minicamp practice at Halas Hall on June 12, 2012 in Lake Forest, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Marshall Impresses, But D Still Plans To Rule The Bears

There weren’t any real epiphanies that came out of day 2 of Bears Mini-Camp, but there was some interesting stuff. Here’s what I saw, heard and was told at Halas Hall on Wednesday.

670 The Score–06/13/2012

Devin Hester. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Holmes: Thoughts And Observations From Bears Mini-Camp

As Lovie Smith says, mini-camp is the end of the Bears offseason. It’s three days where the foundation is laid and the scene is set for Bourbonnais.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Shea McClellin.  (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

Holmes: Perplexed By McClellin Pick

Considering the amount of quality players that were available at a position of need for the Bears, it would’ve been pretty hard for Phil Emery to make a selection that left fans scratching their heads, but somehow he did it.

670 The Score–04/27/2012

Mimi McParland, 18, has been caring for Sinatra, a 7-year-old horse, since the beginning of the year and now Illinois Horse Rescue has given Sinatra to her as a gift. (Credit: CBS)

Girl Who Lost Brother, Dad Gets Gift Of A New Four-Legged Friend

It’s a perfect fit for a horse rescue group, and a young woman who welcomes some emotional support. She lost her father and brother, and gained a steadfast friend.

CBS 2–04/04/2012

Tim Tebow. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears At Broncos

They can’t count on that again. There are countless storylines for this game, including whether the offense can put points on the board. Along with that here’s what I think is interesting.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Brian Urlacher takes the field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears vs Chiefs

I’m finding it very difficult to make a persuasive argument on why Bears fans should be worried about Kansas City. Strangely, that worries me.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

Caleb Hanie is hit by Richard Seymour. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Holmes: Something For Hanie To Build On

No one knew what to expect from Caleb Hanie. Not you. Not me. Not even the Bears coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2011

Defensive end Julius Peppers rushes during the game with the San Diego Chargers  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For — Chargers At Bears

By Laurence Holmes- (WSCR) This week starts a strange stretch of games for the Bears. In the next four weeks, they will play every team in the AFC West. It leaves the Bears with some opportunities [...]

670 The Score–11/19/2011

The Bears and Lions brawl at Soldier Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: A Rivalry Is Born

It’s been brewing since the Monday night game last month. In fact, the kindling for this fire was sparked with Calvin Johnson’s non-catch in the opener last year. The Bears and Lions don’t like each other and Sunday it boiled over.

670 The Score–11/14/2011

Calvin Johnson and Charles Tillman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus and Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Lions At Bears

Regular season games don’t get much bigger than this one.

670 The Score–11/11/2011

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