Here's your lineup of talented and award-winning local social influencers on ESPN Radio, KTGR.
A native of Houston, Texas, Andy has called Missouri home for the last 10 years. He is a Journalism graduate from Mizzou who got bit by the radio bug working for Mizzou's college radio station and doing play-by-play sports broadcasts and on-air sports discussions. It was then that he realized that radio was his calling! After a brief tenure for a small station in Farmington, MO...Columbia lured him back to launch a career at Zimmer. He's been the sports guy on KTGR ever since and says it's a dream job! Andy says that for a guy who "can't hit a jump shot, throw 95 miles an hour, or run 40 yards in under 5 seconds...talking about sports on-air is the perfect fit!"
He loves a lot more about his job than just getting to be a sports enthusiast, however. Andy says his Zimmer co-workers are fun, energetic, creative, and dedicated to excellence. He loves being part of the community through sports and has been able to meet some incredible people along the way. He and his wife Katie enjoy the array of outdoor activities available in Mid-Missouri...even a competitive game of cornhole in the backyard!
Andy is passionate about connecting with people and businesses...earning the trust of those he connects with either on-air or out at sporting events.
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Brenden is a Missouri guy who grew up in St. Charles and attended Mizzou for college. An internship after college at a radio station in St. Louis sealed the deal, and he knew then that radio was his calling. He is a sports fan at heart, and the blend of radio and sports is the best of both worlds. Brenden has a natural enthusiasm and understands the entertainment side of sports. He says "It's important to never take ourselves too seriously in this business. I have a blast riffing on major sports topics of the day!" That passion and perspective make him not just knowledgeable but also fun to listen to.
Married to his wife, Emily, since 2015, they have a cat named "HB" who rules the roost at their house. When he's not working, he and Emily enjoy trying new restaurants and activities in mid-Missouri. His hobbies include bowling and disc golf...anything that gets him out and moving around. Sports are not just his work, but also his passion - if there's a game on, he's probably either watching or listening to it.
Brenden has a vibrant fun personality and is passionate about local businesses. A true fan of Mid-Missouri, he appreciates the opportunity to promote all that it has to offer.