Board of Directors

Corey McPherrin

Executive Director

Born and raised in Chicago’s south suburbs, Corey McPherrin’s childhood dream was to become a sportscaster in his hometown.

His broadcasting journey began in Davenport, Iowa in 1977, and he further honed his skills as a sports broadcaster in Quincy, Illinois, New Orleans, and Atlanta. While in Atlanta, McPherrin received an Emmy in 1984 as “Outstanding News Performer” in the state of Georgia. His career then took him to WABC-TV in New York, where he served as the primary sportscaster for seven years (1984-91) and also contributed to ABC Sports as a college football play-by-play announcer and reporter for “Wide World of Sports.”

In 1991, McPherrin returned to his beloved Chicago to assume sports anchor duties at WBBM-TV. He later joined FOX 32, where he co-anchors FOX 32 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Throughout his 28 years at FOX 32 Chicago, Corey has earned five Emmy awards, a testament to his excellence in the field of sports broadcasting.

A graduate of Butler University in 1977, Corey McPherrin’s achievements extend beyond his broadcasting career. He served on the school’s board of trustees and received the Robert Todd Duncan alumni achievement award in 2002. The Sigma Chi Fraternity recognized his outstanding professional achievement with the Significant Sig award.

Corey McPherrin’s passion for sports broadcasting, dedication to Chicago, and well-deserved accolades have solidified his place as a respected figure in the industry.

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