Saturday, April 11, 2009
Updated: April 19, 12:51 PM ET
Grew up in Skokie and attended Niles North High School.
Graduated from Southern Illinois University, where he majored in Radio/Television, was named Top 25 Most Distinguished Seniors (out of nearly 24,000 students), and spent two years as Sports Director of University radio station.
I have been in the Radio "biz" since my graduation in 1993 and in Chicago radio since 1995.
First job was in Estherville, IA, as the Sports Director of KILR Radio (1993-95)
Spent 1995-98 as primary Sports Reporter at WGN Radio, where he covered three Bulls Championships, hosted Cubs pre-games, covered all Bears practices and games, Blackhawks home games, and anchored night-time sports report.
Has been at ESPN 1000 since October of 1998 (one of the stations original hires), where he served as Bears beat reporter from 1998-2003 and hosted Bears pre and post-game shows from 2000-03.
Became Talk Show Host in 2004 as co-host of the Jay Mariotti Show.
Hosted Silvy and Carmen in 2005-06.
Hosted Waddle & Silvy since 2006.
Named 2007 Niles North High School Alumnus of the Year.
Covered six Super Bowls as a reporter.
Covered three Bulls Championships.
Attended Games 3 and 4 of 2005 World Series, including celebration party in Houston.
Hosted National ESPN Radio coverage of All Star Game HR derby in 2003.
Covered Mark McGwire's 61st and 62nd HRs in St. Louis in 1998.
Covered Dan Hampton's Hall of Fame induction.
Sports Fan Experiences:
A diehard Cubs, Bulls and Bears fan, Silvy grew up with Cubs and Bulls season tickets.
HUGE Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball team booster.
Married to Allie.
Active athlete, especially on the softball field.
Enjoy public speaking appearances, including many charity auctions.
Lives in the city with Cosmo (jack russell terrier)
Send him an email at email@example.com.