posted by Amanda DeCastro on October 9, 2013 8:00 AM
Meet some of the people who help produce ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and SVP & Russillo.
Liam Chapman, Producer, Mike & Mike
Favorite guest you’ve booked: I always enjoy booking my Mum. That’s fun, but on a more serious note, it’s always good booking that big name “A” guest that everyone wants to hear from. Some examples: Having [former Chicago Bears linebacker] Brian Urlacher the morning after he retired, [Louisville basketball coach] Rick Pitino the morning after he won the National Championship or Santonio Holmes after he won the Super Bowl with the Steelers.
Mike Urrunaga, Producer, Mike & Mike continue reading…
posted by Kareem White on February 6, 2013 8:00 AM
Kristen Balboni on the set of “Mike & Mike In The Morning.” (Hannah Worster/ESPN)
Pinehurst, N.C.-native Kristen “Balbiz” Balboni has been a valuable member of the Mike & Mike in the Morning team since August 2011.
The University of North Carolina alum (Class of 2011) and journalism major is a researcher for the show most of the time. Since last September, she’s been a weekly staple of the ESPN Radio show (simulcast on ESPN2). Balboni, who turns 24 on Friday, peppers co-hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic with questions fans submit via the Internet for a segment called “Next Question.”
Front Row turns the tables on one-time intern Balboni — sorry, she’s no relation to former Yankees slugger Steve “Bye Bye” Balboni — for some questions.
Who is Kristen Balboni? Who is “Balbiz”?
Kristen Balboni is a sports fan from Pinehurst, N.C. whose favorite teams are the Red Sox, Panthers and Tar Heels. Other than sports, she enjoys cooking, reading, hanging out with friends and shopping.
“Balbiz” is the Mike & Mike researcher, who handles the show’s research and makes appearances on “Next Question.” The nickname was given to me by our producer Liam Chapman. Greeny told me on my first day on the show that everyone had a nickname and he couldn’t call me Kristen, so “Balbiz” eventually stuck.
What was the show group’s reaction when Liam proposed you do an on-air “Question” segment? continue reading…