Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.
Matt Medley covers sports for Metro Networks and Allsportscleveland.com working as a reporter, on-air personality, play-by-play announcer, and writer.
David Sprouse was born and raised here in Northeast Ohio. He started writing as a Sports Reporter with The Lorain Journal back in the early 90’s. He has also hosted radio shows that covered local to professional sports, as well as, the ever-so-popular, WWE and all of the indy scene too. David is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for sports. He is an avid sports fan that likes to bring the fan and the sport closer together.
Ryan Kaczmarski was been the sports editor for a group of weekly community newspapers for the last five years. He has previously covered the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters and other minor league and small college teams. He is a born and bred Cleveland Browns fan, who is passionate with love of all things Cleveland sports.
Mike Peticca covered the Indians and Cavaliers for The Associated Press from 1976 to 1998 and the Browns from 1976 to 1995. The Akron native doubled as a Plain Dealer sports writer for several years, and then covered high school, college and professional teams for The PD until 2013. He is a longtime baseball Hall of Fame voter.
In Adrienne Goehler’s household, there was no escape becoming a Cleveland sports and Buckeyes fan growing up; that’s where her passion began. An athlete her whole life, Adrienne is channeling that competitive spirit for the game as a columnist for NEO Sports Insiders. She has a background working with web-based software for use by professionals in the broadcast industry, and experience involving major league sports.
Scott Piker has spent over 15 years in the Cleveland media covering news and sports with experience in radio, television, print and digital media. He has covered everything from high school, college, Indians, Browns, Cavaliers and Buckeyes. Scott spent five years as the sports producer at WEWS NewsChannel 5, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland and also has his sports work featured on examiner.com. Scott has also received an emmy award in television news. He is also the Cleveland Browns expert for About.com. Scott was born and raised and still resides in his hometown of Madison, Ohio.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Vince Miller has a strong passion for North East Ohio sports. A graduate of Medina High School and alumni of The Ohio Center for Broadcasting, Vince has a strong passion for sports journalism. While attending OCB he was awarded the opportunity to cover the Cavaliers and Indians, recording and editing audio from post-game interviews given by players and coaches. Give him a follow on Twitter @VinceMillerCLE and join in on some sports conversation!
While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10
Mike Perry has been a sports journalist for over a quarter-century. He still remembers his first assignment, covering a Lorain High School basketball game as a correspondent for The Morning Journal in Lorain. Since then he has covered sports big and small, from Little League baseball to the NBA Playoffs. During his career he has worked as a beat writer, columnist and editor. He once spent a five-year sentence covering the Pittsburgh Steelers for The Butler Eagle in suburban Pittsburgh, but those difficult days are behind him. As one of the area’s foremost authorities in the Mid-American Conference, expect Perry to keep NEO Sports Insiders informed about the happenings in his favorite mid-major conference whether you like it or not. Perry lives in Amherst with his wife of 14 years, Christy, and two sons…Mitchell (8) and Matthew (6).
Sports on Tap is a local podcast hosted by Rob Trautman, Josh Jeffi, Ed Dick, and Sean Duffy. SOT began podcasting in 2013 talking about all things sport. The guys, all former High School athletes themselves, shifted the focus of the show in 2014 to providing the best in-depth coverage of local high school athletics. Not only does SOT talk about the games, they interview players and coaches of all sports, all year long. For high school athletics, there is no off-season. Be sure to “LIKE” Sports on Tap on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SOTPodcast) and follow on Twitter (@SOTPodcast)
Danny Simpson is a 4-year graduate of John Carroll University with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts primarily concentrating on broadcast and theatre production. Also a graduate of Aurora High School, as well as The Ohio Media School’s Sports Emphasis Program, Danny is now a full time color commentator for Gilmour Academy Hockey, PGA Tour and Columbus Crew beat writer for NEOSI, and Technical Director for John Carroll’s theatre department. Long-term; Danny plans to pursue a career in play-by-play commentary.
Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is the beat reporter for the Cleveland Indians. He grew up in the Cleveland area and is a big fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Payton graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015 where he participated in the daily radio show, “That Sports Show”. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE. You can almost always find him at an independent show. In 2017, Payton did some work with the Lake County Captains. He has an article in their “On Deck” program (Volume 10, Issue 4) and did some camera work. Lastly, Payton is the ring announcer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, a fill-in ring announcer for uXwa Entertainment in Brooklyn, and a commentator for Battle on the Border in West Harrison, Indiana. You can follow Payton on Twitter @PaytonVince.
Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Tom Farmer started loving sports at a very young age. Some of his first memories were playing baseball and basketball for his local recreation center. Tom’s passion for football came in his early teenage years when the Browns came back in ’99. Tom is a season ticket holder for the Cleveland Gladiators that play in the Arena Football League. He will forever represent his Cleveland teams from the womb to the tomb. Cleveland rocks!
Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.
A Pittsburgh Kid trying to find his way on the North Shore, Rob Rozycki has been watching, talking, and writing about sports for almost all of his life. Rob’s parents and grandparents started his love of sports at an early age, telling stories about Johnny Unitas, Bill Russell, and Al Kaline instead of fairy tales. In the 12 years he spent in Cleveland after attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rob has gained an appreciation of Cleveland sports, along with it’s fans, who continue to be some of the most die hard in sports. After playing football, baseball, and basketball in his youth, Rob’s passion for telling the stories behind the games took over in adulthood. He is currently the co-host of The Main Event on allsportscleveland.com and can also be heard the station’s coverage of the 2016 OHSAA State Hockey Tournament and 2016 Baron Cup.
Anthony Alford is the Sports TV Media Beat Reporter as a avid Cleveland Sports fan. He covers media personalities and their performances are analyzed so that the viewing experience can increase for the sports fan alike. Alford brings his passion for Cleveland sports to NEO Sports Insiders. He currently does the daily morning and afternoon-drive shows on AllSportsCleveland.com.
Vince McKee is a growing force in the sports literary world. He has written seven books on Cleveland Sports. They have all helped to build his credibility as a top-notch chronicler of the impact of Ohio sports. Vince has done freelance work as the MMA correspondent for InscriberMag: Digital Magazine as well as a Beat Reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer & The Medina Gazette. His work has been featured on Drennan Live, SLAM Magazine, The Magic 105.7 Morning show, ESPN radio and over 25 local papers, tv stations and radio programs. Despite his personal connection with Bill Belichick, one of the worst moments of Vince’s young life was watching his beloved Browns leave town only weeks after the Indians lost the World Series in 1995. Vince is a life long Cleveland sports fan and enjoys spending lots of time with his wife Emily and daughter Maggie.
Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Mike Coutee‘ loves watching and talking sports. A graduate of Cleveland Central Catholic class of 2014 is where Mike originally started his broadcasting career as being a Public Address for the varsity basketball teams. Mike is also a graduate of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting class of 2015. He’s currently a reporter/writer covering the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians. You can follow Mike on Twitter @mikecoutee94