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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.

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

LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles evades Charles Tillman.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears Defensive Switch Up Proves Effective

The Bears mixed coverages and looks to confuse Michael Vick, but the biggest change was how physical the cornerbacks were allowed to be.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Michael Vick (Getty)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears At Eagles

Another big game for the Bears as they travel to take on Philadelphia tonight. If the Bears can find a way to win, they put themselves in a great spot to continue the playoff race. A loss with a rested Detroit coming in next week makes things more difficult. Here are the matchups I’m looking at:

670 The Score–11/07/2011

Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Mailbag: Should The Bears Start Carimi?

The bye week is over and the Bears are getting back to business. Let’s see what’s on your mind as the Bears get ready for a big matchup with the Eagles.

670 The Score–11/02/2011

Chris Harris

Holmes’ Mailbag: Who Gets Benched Next?

With the Bears 3-3, let’s see what’s on the mind of Bears fans in this week’s edition of Laurence Holmes’ mailbag.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings of the Minnesota Vikings slips out of the grasp of Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears  for a touchdown at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears vs Vikings

If Monday was a “must have”, then Sunday is a must win. If the Bears were to lose against Minnesota, they would drop to 2-4, with all four losses coming in the NFC. It would also make them 0-3 in the division. When it comes to tie-breaker math, that ain’t good. So here’s what I’m watching for Sunday night:

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson runs cornerback D.J. Moore to score a touchdown in the first half of a game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears At Lions

With the Packers moving to 5-0, it’s imperative that the Bears get a win tonight in Detroit. A loss would leave two undefeated teams at the top of the division. Plus, both of those teams at this point would have tie-breakers against the Bears. Even if you think that winning the division is a fantasy, there’s still the issue of the wildcard. If the Bears want to be in that conversation, a win is essential. Here’s what I’m watching in this pivotal matchup:

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

DeAngelo Williams and the Panthers moved freely against the Bears' defense Sunday. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears’ Identity Hard To Figure Out

Wins are supposed to feel good. Other than the victory itself, Sunday felt like a cryptic clue to a treasure hunt. As each week goes along, you’re stuck with the question: Who are these guys?

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

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