Hi, I'm Mike, a lifelong Chicago area resident, who lives the Southwest suburbs with my wife, Jen, my black lab, Vader, and snowshoe cat, Mickey.
I've been a professional journalist for nearly 20 years with most of those years coming in the sports department of the Chicago Tribune. Right now, I'm tackling and pursuing freelance work.
I love spending time with my wife, traveling, photography, Chicago sports, WWE/pro wrestling, comedy, movies, TV (including Walking Dead), reading and consuming social media.
My alma maters, include UIC (1997), St. Laurence High School (1993) and Michael M. Byrne elementary (1989).