Megan Mawicke, a Chicago area native, serves as weekend sports anchor for CBS 2 Chicago. She is a sports reporter for the station during the week.
Mawicke joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2004 from WMAQ-TV where she had served as a freelance sports anchor and reporter since 2002. Before that Mawicke worked at Fox Sports Net (2000-2002), serving three regions: Chicago, Bay Area and Ohio. In that position she anchored several 30-minute shows per day. Mawicke also hosted the pre and post game shows for the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks and served as a correspondent for the Bears.
Previously, Mawicke worked as a sports anchor and reporter at WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisc. (1998-2000). She also served as co-host for a one-hour live Green Bay Packer Monday Night kick-off show. Before that she served as a production assistant at WMAQ-TV (1998).
Mawicke began her television career with ABC News as a freelance producer during the Democratic National Convention and Presidential Inauguration (1996-1997). She later worked for Medill News Service in Washington, D.C., as a reporter for WKYT-TV in Lexington, Ky., WIFR-TV in Rockford, Ill., and WHO-AM in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mawicke is a four-time Big Ten Women’s Tennis Team champion and a two-time Illinois State Tennis champion. She competed on the WTA professional tour and in four NCAA tournaments. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University in 1995 and her M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University in 1997.
In 2007 Mawicke won a Peter Lisagor Award for her story on the Bear’s long snapper. She has won three local Emmy Awards for her work on CBS 2 Chicago′s broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon (2004, 2005, 2006).
Mawicke is a marathon runner and is involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Fred Hoiberg has become the new face of the Bulls after taking over the head coaching reigns from Tom Thibodeau, but as CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke explains, someone else on Hoiberg’s staff — who you’ve probably never seen — is having quite the impact on the players.
A year ago, we were captivated by the incredible comeback story of Phillips Academy, both on the football field and in the classroom. The Wildcats are back at it now.
One hundred at-risk middle school boys from the North Lawndale and Evanston areas are tackling Northwestern for a two-week camp, reports CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke. Football is the hook, but the primary goal is academics and teaching life skills.
The Lewis University women’s basketball team is in the midst of a history-making season.
The Wildcats have a chance to get downstate and make Chicago Public League football history. As CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports, these young men are already winning in the game of life.
One Wildcat reserve pulled double-duty this past summer.
One Northwestern Wildcat reserve pulled double duty this summer. CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke has more on his special mission.
Madeline Crowell is not your typical college freshman. Around classes, she’s working double duty as a guard on the DePaul Blue Demons basketball team as well as serving in the U.S. Army.
When Kim Hickey walked into Leo High School on the South Side and applied for a job as a math teacher and boxing coach, the principal said to the petite blonde woman, “You’re kidding!”
Since John Oliver was three years old, his family got him involved in basketball and baseball. They never treated him like he had a disability — a big reason why he doesn’t think that way. CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports.
He may not get as many headlines as a few other “big” high school basketball stars, but Marian Catholic’s Tyler Ulis stands just as tall as a McDonald’s All-American.
CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke has more on the big hitters in Rogers Park.
Recent graduate and former quarterback Kain Colter was once the face of Northwestern football, now he’s the face of a first-of-its-kind labor union, hoping to protect the future of all college athletes.
Marla and Steve Brown are still shocked their 19-year-old son Jason is an Olympian. Many thought the Highland Park native would charm the audience at Nationals, but no one expected him to earn one of only two spots to Sochi.
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was back in Chicago Tuesday for the birth of his first son, but is expected to make it back to Minnesota in time for tonight’s Game 4 against the Wild.
While many colleges are cutting back on sports, tiny Roosevelt University in the Loop is building an athletic program from the ground up in a big way.
After starting for the San Francisco 49ers for three years, offensive lineman Chilo Rachal was benched last season, but not much rattles this new Bear.
There are some interesting family ties at the Blackhawks prospect camp going on this week. The name Chris Calnan might not right a bell, but the Hawks’ third round draft pick is former Hawks’ star Jeremy Roenick’s nephew. And Jake Chelios’ familiar last name makes his bloodlines undeniable.
Michael Reinsdorf knows he got the job because of his last name, but a year and a half later after becoming the Bulls President and Chief Operator Officer, he is set on making a name for himself.
Chicago’s Anthony Davis is a freshman phenom at Kentucky. He’ll be on college basketball’s biggest stage at this weekend’s Final Four, and it’s an incredible story for a South Side kid who was unknown from an unheard of school before an unbelievable growth spurt.