Mike Greenberg, who joined ESPN in September 1996 as an anchor for ESPNEWS which launched in November of that year, is heard on ESPN Radio each weekday morning and usually seen on ESPN each Monday evening on SportsCenter.
Greenberg was named co-host of Mike & Mike in the Morning, ESPN Radio’s daily drivetime show (M-F 6-10 a.m. ET) with Mike Golic on December 30, 1999. In January 2005, Mike & Mike in the Morning, which had been simulcast on ESPNEWS (45 million homes) since April 2004, moved its simulcast to ESPN2 (99 million homes).
In December 2007 Greenberg hosted ABC’s “Duel,” a week-long game show of which a New York Daily News preview wrote: “Mike is the perfect host.” Additionally, Greenberg’s book “Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot” spent five weeks on the N.Y. Times Best Sellers list and was nominated for a Quill Award.
In 2007, Greenberg expanded his ESPN responsibilities to include television play-by-play for Arena Football League games when he and Golic (analyst) were named the top commentator team for ESPN’s return to the AFL. In December 2007, “Mike & Mike” served as special commentators on ESPN’s and ABC’s live coverage of the May 31 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals from Washington, D.C., and called the Arizona Cardinals-San Francisco 49ers Monday Night Football game on September 10 at 10:15 p.m.
The radio show co-hosts have appeared in other ESPN media outlets: a primetime special (ESPN’s Mike & Mike at Night); a primetime drama (TILT); a primetime series (League Night); and online as star characters in ESPN.com’s “Off Mikes” Emmy Award-wining cartoon.
Greenberg has also been part of ESPN Radio major feats, along with co-host Golic: they staged the network’s largest-ever promotion – “Mike & Mike’s Marriage Madness” — in which 500 couples applied for the chance to be married on the show; Greenberg’s live, in-studio cow-milking after losing their annual NCAA men’s “Bracket Wager” to Golic last spring.
Greenberg and his ESPN Radio co-host, with a special guest appearance by Michael Vick, were featured in the Radio network’s second on-air television promo. In December 2005, the Mikes were featured in ESPN Radio’s first national, broadcast promos.
Greenberg is also frequently an anchor for the 6 p.m. SportsCenter, ESPN’s flagship news and information program. He and Golic have been guests on Late Night with David Letterman.
Prior to joining ESPN Greenberg had worked as a sports anchor/reporter for the regional cable news network CLTV in Chicago, Ill., since April 1995. While there, he covered all local sports teams for the 24-hour cable news network, anchored sportscasts and hosted SportsPage, a one-hour Sunday night program featuring live guests and viewer calls.
In addition, Greenberg had worked for Chicago’s WSCR-Radio (1992-96) serving as a reporter (covering events including the World Series, Super Bowl, etc.) and talk show host.
From 1994-95, Greenberg worked as a reporter for SportsChannel Chicago. He also worked as a syndicated sports columnist for the California-based Copley News Service, writing a weekly column (1993-95). Previously Greenberg worked for Chicago’s WMAQ-Radio as sports anchor/reporter from 1989-92.
Born August 6, 1967, Greenberg is a 1989 graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The New York City native is married and has two children.