Mike Greenberg (BSJ89), co-host of ESPN Radio’s popular daily sports-talk show “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” will serve as grand marshal of Northwestern University’s 2013 Homecoming Parade. Greenberg will also be an honored guest during a variety of festivities scheduled for the Oct. 4-5 weekend celebration.
In addition to his Homecoming duties, Greenberg will bring “Mike & Mike” to Northwestern, where he and co-host Mike Golic will broadcast their show live on Oct. 4. The show, scheduled to be broadcast from Deering Meadow, will air between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. and will serve as an unofficial kickoff to Homecoming weekend, which will be capped off Saturday night with the Wildcats’ home football game against Ohio State.
The on-campus broadcast of “Mike & Mike” is part of the third annual ESPN Audio Fall Football Tour.
Greenberg joined ESPN in 1996 as an anchor for ESPNEWS. He was named co-host of “Mike & Mike” in 1999. Six years later, the show began being simulcast on ESPN2. In addition to his work with “Mike & Mike,” Greenberg has frequently appeared as an anchor on SportsCenter.
Prior to joining ESPN, Greenberg worked in Chicago, where he spent time as a sports anchor/reporter for CLTV-TV, a reporter and talk show host for WSCR-Radio, a reporter for SportsChannel Chicago and a sports anchor/reporter for WMAQ-Radio.
Greenberg is also the author of “Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad” and “Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life.” In April he published his first novel, “All You Could Ask For,” a look at friendship and love, heartbreak and renewal as they play out in the lives of three different women.
Being named grand marshal is the latest Northwestern-related accolade of 2013 for Greenberg, who served as honorary football captain for the Wildcats’ 2013 home opener against Syracuse on Sept. 7. With Greenberg on the sidelines, Northwestern beat the Orange 48-27.
This is also the second consecutive year the University’s Homecoming grand marshal has been a Medill graduate. In 2012, J.A. Adande (BSJ92) led Northwestern’s Homecoming festivities. During his visit, he spoke with Medill students about his career path and his time at Northwestern.
Greenberg resides in New York City with his wife Stacy (IMC95) and their two children.