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.
Offensive football can feel like it’s so complicated. Especially when you’re dealing with the intricacies of Mike Martz’s offense, but it really comes down to one thing: can you protect your quarterback?
Laurence Holmes takes your Bears questions every week in his mailbag.
Lovie Smith didn’t pull any punches when expressing how he felt about the Bears performance vs. the Giants. It’s not about winning and losing in a preseason game, but it is about improvement.
The second preseason game is here and there is plenty to look at. Here’s what I’ll be watching for tonight as the Bears face the Giants in New York.
Lance Briggs missed practice on Thursday with a knee bruise. He will not practice on Friday and will not play in the Bears’ second pre-eason game vs. the Giants on Monday.
During practices, you can see Mike Martz stalking the practice field making sure that offensive players are in the right spot on time.
When it comes to protecting Jay Cutler, the focus centers on the offensive line, but the line and protection of Cutler extends out to the edge.
Well, one preseason game is in the books and there is a lot to talk about. Let’s get straight to your questions:
Preseason games are about opportunity. When given the chance, can you catch the coaches’ eyes? Saturday night a few Bears players made a good impression and increased the level of competition.
Saturday provides the first opportunity to see what the Bears look like in game-situations. Here are some of the things that I’m interested in seeing Saturday.
Throughout Lovie Smith’s tenure as head coach, his camps have been “player-friendly”. Meaning the practices have been thorough, but are less physical than other teams.
The mailbag heats up this week as the Bears get ready for their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday.
By Laurence Holmes- (CBS) Most Bears fans are pretty comfortable with Charles Tillman at one corner spot. For 9 years, Tillman has been a very productive player. Finding him a consistent partner on the other [...]
If it’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for another Bears mailbag. It’s nice to have actual football to discuss, so let’s go…
Training Camp usually allows for good battles. Sometimes it’s two guys fighting for one job, but occasionally you get a solid battle between an offensive and defensive player.
By not re-signing Olin Kreutz, the Bears made a it very clear; this is Jay Cutler’s offense now. Now the question: Is Cutler up to the challenge?
Laurence Holmes has a complete recap of the first day of Bears training camp in Bourbonnais.
Football is back! As Laurence Holmes will do every Tuesday throughout the season, he answers your Bears questions.
It looks like at this time next week, my blog will be about the sights and sounds of Bourbonnais. Like you, I’ve missed the NFL game, but particularly things that have to do with the Bears.
With the NFL lockout nearing an end, Laurence Holmes answers your Bears questions.