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Greg Echlin

Sports Reporter

Sports have an economic and social impact on our community and, as a sports reporter, I go beyond the scores and statistics. I also bring the human element to the sports figures who have a hand in shaping the future of not only their respective teams but our town. gregechlin@aol.com.

Ever since setting foot on the baseball diamond at Fernwood Park on Chicago's South Side, I've loved the world of sports.  After graduating from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, I worked as a TV sports anchor and a radio sportscaster in Salina, Kansas.  I moved to Kansas City in 1984 and have been there since covering sports.  Through the years, I have covered multiple Super Bowls, Final Fours and Major League Baseball's World Series and All-Star games.

With my high metabolism rate, I'm able to enjoy a good meal and stay slim when I'm not running around on the sports scene. I love desserts, even making them. Cheesecakes, pies and parfaits are the most common around the Echlin household.