Friday, July 20, 2018

Jonathan Vilma Adds ABC Duties

     Former University of Miami Hurricanes linebacker Jonathan Vilma will become the new college football studio analyst on ABC Sports. He has been a college football studio analyst on ESPN for the last two years.
     Vilma, a Coral Gables High School grad, helped the University of Miami win their last national championship in 2001. He was drafted by the New York Jets in 2004 and played with them for four seasons. Vilma was traded by the Jets in February 2008 and he won Super Bowl 44 with the New Orleans Saints at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Chris Kokell WMEN Weekend Host

     Chris Kokell began his new Saturday late morning show at 640 The Hurricane WMEN-AM over this past weekend. He joined the organization last month as a high school football website reporter.
     Kokell had previously worked at ESPN West Palm 106.3 WUUB-FM. He was a weekend co-host with Joe Colella during the mid 2010s. Kokell was promoted to the evening co-host position in January 2017. He held that position until the summer then joined the Jensen Beach Falcons as a defensive coordinator.
     He had stints as a head football coach with the Forest Hill Falcons and Olympic Heights Lions. Kokell was a television game analyst on Friday night football contests for WTVX-TV Channel 34 during the 2014 season.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jorge Sedano ESPN Sideline Reporter

     Former South Florida sportscaster Jorge Sedano appeared this week as an ESPN sideline reporter for NBA Summer League Basketball in Las Vegas. He currently is a studio co-host of Nacion ESPN on ESPN2 and a morning co-host on KSPN-AM in Los Angeles.
     Sedano was a sports talk radio host in Miami for 13 years. He had a stint with 1700 The Fan WAFN-AM from 1999 until December 2000 where he co-hosted a show during the final six months. Fox Sports Radio 940 WRFX-AM flipped to a sports format in 2002 and he hosted a sports show there until July 2004 when Clear Channel Communications flipped it back to a news/talk format. He added duties as a morning sports anchor at Newsradio 610 WIOD-AM, studio host of the Miami Heat Radio Network and an overnight host on Fox Sports Radio.
     He left all three positions in July 2007 and joined Sports Talk 790 The Ticket in August 2007. Sedano was first the midday host there and then was elevated to morning show host from April 2009 to April 2012.
     Sedano joined to Sportsradio 560 WQAM-AM as he took on the role of program director and afternoon host from August 2012 to August 2013. He landed at ESPN Radio to became the evening co-host in September 2013 and stayed there until September 2016. He moved to Los Angeles and has been the morning co-host on KSPN-AM for the past two years.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Palm Beach Post Stops Miami Heat Coverage

     The Palm Beach Post will no longer cover the Miami Heat on a regular basis. Anthony Chiang has been shifted to cover University of Miami Hurricanes athletics while Tom D'Angelo will contribute reports on the Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes and other South Florida sporting events.
     There was a point earlier this decade that the Palm Beach Post previously stopped covering the Miami Heat. Chris Perkins was the Heat beat writer when newspaper decided to cut back on Heat coverage at the start of the 2009-10 season. After the Miami Heat signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh in July 2010 to form The Big Three, the Palm Beach Post named Ethan J. Skolnick their new beat writer to cover the team.

Anthony Chiang Moves To Hurricanes Beat

     The Palm Beach Post has shifted Anthony Chiang to the University of Miami Hurricanes beat writer position and replaces Matt Porter. He has covered the Miami Heat for the past couple of years alongside Tom D'Angelo.
     Chiang was first known locally as a high school sports writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in the early 2010s. He became the lead high school sports reporter at the Palm Beach Post in 2013 when he took over for Porter and Jeff Greer. He was elevated to the Miami Heat beat in 2015.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Marlins Rally By Phillies

     The Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-5 on Sunday at Marlins Park. It was the final game for both clubs prior to the All-Star Game break.
     Philadelphia(53-42) scored all of their five runs during the fourth inning. Miami(41-57) racked out eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Marlins Hold Down Phillies

     The Miami Marlins shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Saturday at Marlins Park. It was a reverse results from Friday when the Philadelphia(53-41) blanked the Fish 2-0.
     Miami(40-57) struck in the first inning with two runs. Derek Dietrich scored on a fielder's choice to third by Starlin Castro. Martin Prado followed with a single to right field which scored Brian Anderson.