For the last decade, Matt Spiegel has been a nationally syndicated talk show host on Sporting News Radio Network, hosting The Matt Spiegel Show. The show, a platform for his immense knowledge of sports history, as well as his uniquely entertaining perspective, was heard on more than 100 affiliates and on XM satellite radio.
Some of the highlights of his time at Sporting News:
•Hosting pre-game coverage for every NFL Sunday in 2007 and 2008.
•Hosting the pre-game and post-game coverage for Super Bowl XLII
•Broadcasting live from radio row all week in Phoenix for the Super Bowl between the Giants and Patriots in 2008.
•Anchoring the network’s live coverage of Baseball’s steroids hearings in Congress.
•Reporting live from The 2005 World Series at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field.
•Writing and voicing The Year in Review, a much heralded annual feature.
•Writing columns for Sporting News magazine, and for http://www.sportingnews.com.
For 7 years before joining Sporting News Radio, Matt was a host, producer, and reporter for WSCR-The Score, in Chicago. While there, he had a chance to cover Mike Ditka’s final days with the Bears, and the entire second three-peat for Michael Jordan’s great Chicago Bulls teams.
Matt’s first job in sports media was as an intern for Major League Baseball Productions, where he worked on This Week in Baseball for Mel Allen’s final 2 years with the show. Matt fetched Mel coffee and lunch every Thursday for 2 summers. While matriculating at Emerson College in Boston, Matt won several sportscasting awards, and went to Fenway 30 times a season.
Through the years, Matt has interviewed the biggest names in the business, including Joe Torre, Manny Ramirez, David Stern, Charles Barkley, Bob Costas, Wayne Gretzky, and countless more. NFL stars and coaches Matt has interviewed live include Joe Montana, Deion Sanders, Mike Ditka, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, Jeff Fisher, Michael Irvin, Emmit Smith, Dick Vermeil, Eric Dickerson, Warren Moon, and Tony Dungy.
Matt was the founding producer of Sound Opinions, the world’s only Rock and Roll talk show, hosted by Jim DeRogatis of the Sun Times and Greg Kot of the Tribune. He produced their 2 years of television on WTTW-11 as well. Matt also was a DJ at WXRT-FM.
Matt is the founder and lead singer of Tributosaurus, one of Chicago’s hottest musical acts, becoming a different band every month at Martyrs’ on the north side since 2002. His singing talents have been heard on numerous commercial jingles through the years, including Feldco, several car dealerships & casinos.
It’s been an eventful two weeks of paternity leave. I give you seven thoughts I wish I’d had a microphone to express in the last two weeks.
After innumerable other moments in recent years when you’d think, and perhaps you openly hoped, an exit for the most confounding ballplayer in town was forthcoming, it finally goes down like this.
The GM got off the wire, helped the manager load up the canon for one final shot down to Florida, and tried his best to take down the big top once and for all.
Ugly Lockouts have yielded some beautiful gifts.
Gonna need a lot of Spitka for that thumb. Nightly treatments seems appropriate.
The Penn State Board of Trustees did what they had to do, and deserve kudos for their first act of decisive power. But they did not do enough.
Spiegs read the entire grand jury testimony, just to check and make sure there was no misguided rage. There isn’t. The questions that demand answers are obvious there, and latest reports have the victim total rising to the 20′s.
There were a ton of excellent signs about the new Cubs regime on Wednesday, starting with this: Theo Epstein was front and center at the baseball table, with Tom Ricketts towards the back of the [...]
By Matt Spiegel- (CBS) Kenny Williams thinks he’s smarter than you. My first thought upon hearing the news that Robin Ventura was the surprise hire as White Sox manager was of A.J. Hinch. Diamondbacks GM [...]
Remember when I told Cubs fans that they should be rooting hard for a Red Sox collapse? They got their wish.
Friday, game on. It’s a great day in baseball, and we’ll preview some playoffs, reflect on Wednesday’s awesomeness, and see whop we, and you, are might be choosing to root for this month. Terry Francona [...]
Stepping into U.S. Cellular Field in the fourth inning or so, on the night news broke that a man was managing his final game, was downright creepy.
God, that sucked. A 10 point loss that felt like a 30 point blowout. Now it’s rainy and dreary. People are grumpy around here. There is no Church’s Victory Chicken on the horizon. We’ll dissect [...]
Thursday of Bears-Packers week, and we react to a lot of coach speak from Halas Hall yesterday. Daryl Drake is morphing into Ed Farmer. We’ll explain. Guests: Packers PBP man Wayne Larrivee @ 9:40. CSN [...]
Wednesday; we Turn The Page at 9:30, setting up the weekend’s football games that enter our minds as last week fades tot he background. Transition with Hub and Hanley at 9: Matt Hasselbeck’s Bears-Pack decision [...]
The Red Sox model, as cited by Tom Ricketts himself on the very day he stood beside the podium addressing the fans for the first time, is not being followed.
The White Sox are baseball sadists. That was painful for anyone who stayed up late to take it in; invested hours of attention and emotions only to feel violated. If you had any doubts, they’re [...]
-Matt Spiegel (WSCR) We’ll post weekly on Fridays, and post results Mondays. Nick Shepkowski is the man. (@shep670 on Twitter) Over/Unders for the Chicago Sports Weekend: Bears vs. Bills: 7 PM on Saturday at Soldier [...]
What Tom Ricketts told his papa to convince him of the viability of the business model at Clark & Addison is being proven true, yet again.