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Jonathan Hood


Jonathan Hood is a host on ESPN 1000 and ESPNChicago.com and has been a radio broadcaster for 20 years. Hood is a two-time Chicagoland Achievement in Radio Award winner.

Hood began his career at WKKC 89.3 FM at Kennedy- King College as a DJ, news and sports reporter.

His first internship was at WSCR AM 820-The Score in 1992 for the Tom Shaer Morning Show and also interned on the Ty Wansley Show on WVON Radio in Chicago. In 1994, he was hired as a part time producer at WSCR.

Along with his duties at WSCR, Hood was hired as a full-time executive producer for the Bob Kemp Show, Larry Cotler Show and Fred Huebner Show on One-on-One Sports Radio Network.

In 1997, Hood was named executive producer of the Dan Bernstein Evening Show, that would become Boers and Bernstein Mid-day Show in 1999.

Hood's show specialized in fans feedback after games. He was host and creator of College Football Saturday with Steve Silverman for five years. Hood was also host of non-flaship post game shows for Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, Illinois and Notre Dame football and basketball and "High School Holla" a 90 minute show for high school football and basketball games.

Hood was also the host of Wrestlemaniacs in 1999. It was a wrestling show during the height of the Monday Night wrestling wars and still holds the highest ratings of any specialty show on WSCR.

Hood has been a a host for ESPN 1000 AM and ESPNChicago.com since 2005 and teams with Bruce Levine each Saturday on Talkin' Baseball.

He's hosted a myriad of shows including: The Show, Chicago's Gamenight, Chicago Baseball/Football Tonight, State Farm Motor Sports Weekly and Bulls Buzz. Hood has also covered Chicago Bulls playoff games and the Top of the World Classic College Basketball Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska.

He is also a Chicago correspondent for the "2 Live Stews" radio show.

Hood is an avid Chicago White Sox and Georgia Bulldog football fan.

He currently resides in Chicago with his wife Michelle.