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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.

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.