Westporter Greenberg, ESPN broadcaster, tabbed for NAB Hall of Fame
Westport resident Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN Radio’s weekday morning show, “Mike & Mike,” will be inducted along with his partner Mike Golic into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcasting Hall of Fame next spring.
The induction is planned at an NAB gathering April 19 in Las Vegas.
“Mike & Mike,” on the air since 2000, features the hosts discussing top sports stories. The show airs weekday mornings on ESPN Radio and ESPN affiliates around the nation. In March, the program marked its 15th anniversary.
In addition to the radio program, Greenberg and Golic have appeared in two motion pictures, “Valentine’s Day” and “Just Wright;” served as guest emcees at the White House’s Tee Ball, and received a Sports Emmy for Achievement in Content for Non-Traditional Delivery for their “Off Mikes” animated comedy series.
In April 2010, the duo released the book, “Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life,” which reached number three on the New York Times’ bestseller list.
“Golic and Greenberg, with their mix of sports savvy and humor, have been informing and entertaining fans for more than 15 years,” NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David said in a press release announcing the honor. “The two have seamlessly combined their passion for sports with radio, and we are honored to add them to our distinguished Hall of Fame.”
Greenberg joined ESPN in September 1996 as an anchor on ESPN news and also later anchored SportsCenter. Prior to joining ESPN, he worked as a sports anchor for CLTV, the regional cable news network in Chicago. While there, he covered local sports teams, anchored sportscasts and hosted “SportsPage,” a one-hour Sunday night program featuring in-studio guests and viewer calls.
In 2007, Greenberg published his first book, “Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot,” followed by his first novel in 2013, “All You Could Ask For.” His third book, “My Father’s Wives,” was published this year.
Golic is a nine-year NFL veteran, where he played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. While in Philadelphia, he began his television career with a weekly segment on the “Randall Cunningham Show.” He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature, “Golic’s Got It.”