"For what it's worth, your resume is one of the better presented I've seen. I especially liked the "25 Fascinating Factoids."
--Tom Bier, Station Manager, WISC-TV
"You've done good work (notwithstanding your taste in interns). I'll keep you in mind."
--Con Psarras, VP/ND, KSL-TV
I am an older, experienced radio/television veteran searching for a challenging opportunity in the broadcasting and/or horse racing industries. I am confident my wealth of professional experience can contribute significantly to the success and the improvement of a new or existing business operation.
I can easily relocate into any area of the United States. My past experience will allow me to quickly settle and assimilate into any situation or city in the country.
- Racing Analyst/Commentator at Prairie Meadows / Altoona, IA
- Racing Analyst/Commentator at American Quarter Horse Association
- Sports Anchor/Sports Director at KTUU-TV2 (NBC) Anchorage, AK
- Sports Anchor/Sports Director at KERO-TV 23 (NBC) Bakersfield, CA
- Radio Announcer at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar
- Talk Show Host at XTRA Sports 690, KORG-AM1150, and World Talk Radio
I am a veteran broadcasting professional with more than three decades of experience at the microphone, on the board, in front of the camera, and behind the scenes.
I am currently working as a horse racing analyst/commentator at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Altoona, IA and for the American Quarter Horse Association.
I was a two-time NSSA Alaska Sportscaster Of The Year as Sports Anchor/Sports Director at KTUU-TV2 (NBC) in Anchorage, AK. My position and reputation allowed me to cover events and stories in many foreign countries, including the U.S.S.R and Canada, where I reported on the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.
During my stay at KTUU, I hired a young sports intern by the name of Sarah Heath. Today, she is Sarah Heath Palin, former Governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate. Sarah mentions me by name on Page 47 and Page 410 of her new bestseller Going Rogue!
I have also worked in the specialized field of thoroughbred horse racing. I was "on-the-air" as the radio results announcer for all three major Southern California thoroughbred tracks: Del Mar, Hollywood Park, and Santa Anita.
In 1993, San Diego's legendary radio giant XTRA Sports 690 noted my broadcasting and horse racing expertise in its decision to hire me as the host of the station's first thoroughbred racing talk show.
In 2008 and 2009, I was at the microphone as guest host on the Southern California-based thoroughbred racing program Inside Racing, which airs on KLAC AM570 Los Angeles.
Apr 2010 - Present
I am serving as a racing analyst/commentator for Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Iowa. I provide commentary on the track's video feed, support the marketing department with promotional activities, and post articles, audio, and full-card handicaps online.
Oct 2010 - Present
American Quarter Horse Association
I visit various race tracks as a racing analyst/commentator for the American Quarter Horse Association. I provide pre- and post-race commentary for track video signals and promote the AQHA to the fans in attendance. I have been on assignment to Will Rogers Downs in OK, The Fair Grounds in LA, Hialeah Park in FL, and Sunland Park in NM.
2000 - 2010
I have owned my thoroughbred racing business Thoroughbred Connection since 2000. Its primary purpose is as the flagship company for racing talk shows, including terrestrial broadcasts on ESPN Radio 800 in San Diego and on the Internet-based World Talk Radio in San Diego.
1995 - 2000
Senior Instructional Designer
At IVID Communications, I applied my journalism and writing skills to an "outside the box" experience as a senior instructional designer. I designed and wrote computer-based and instructor-led training courses for major corporate clients such as Ford Motor Company, Ford Credit, NCR, and DataQuick Information Services.
1989 - 1995
Marketing & Media Assistant
I was "on-the-air" and in front of the public on a daily basis as Marketing & Media Assistant for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for many seasons. My role included broadcasting race results on radio stations, hosting public handicapping seminars, and providing interview opportunities to members of the local news media.
1984 - 1988
My position and my reputation as the hardest working sportscaster in town allowed me to cover events and stories in many foreign countries, including the U.S.S.R and Canada. I was the only broadcast journalist in Alaska to travel to Indianapolis, IN to report live on the U.S. Olympic Committee selection of Anchorage as a Winter Olympics candidate city.
1979 - 1981
I made coverage of local college and high school sports a priority, often venturing "beyond the call of duty" to do so. My persistence allowed me to cover a variety of high-profile events such as two world championship fights, the Major League All-Star Game, and the National Hockey League All-Star Game.