Host: Get Up, NBA Countdown & ESPN Radio
Mike Greenberg has hosted ESPN’s morning show Get Up since its debut in 2018. In October 2021 he was named host of NBA Countdown, ESPN and ABC’s longstanding NBA pregame show. He made his highly anticipated return to ESPN Radio as the host of Greeny in August 2020. The show– which airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET and is simulcast on ESPN+ – regularly features his unique, expanded take on many of the trending topics from that morning’s Get Up. In September 2020, he became the host of Bettor Days with Mike Greenberg, a character-driven reenactment show bringing to life the true stories of unforgettable gambling adventures, for ESPN+.
For almost two decades, sports fans woke up with Greenberg as half of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike, with co-host Mike Golic. Greenberg joined ESPN in September 1996 as an anchor for the launch of ESPNEWS. He later anchored SportsCenter for many years, even long after Mike & Mike launched on January 3, 2000. Greenberg and Golic were inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2016 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2018. Greenberg was also inducted into Northwestern’s Medill Hall of Achievement.
In 2007, Greenberg’s first book, Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot, spent five weeks on The New York Times’ Best Sellers List and was nominated for a Quill Award. It was the humorous self-deprecating account of his life as a sports fan and husband. In 2010, Greenberg, along with Golic, released Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life, which reached number 3 on The New York Times’ Best Sellers List. In 2013, Greenberg debuted his first novel, All You Could Ask For, as a tribute after a family friend, Heidi Armitage, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and lost her battle to the disease that same year. The novel was a New York Times Best Seller and Greenberg, along with his wife Stacy, donated 100% of the proceeds from the novel to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Greenberg’s second novel, My Father’s Wives, was published in 2015.
Prior to joining ESPN, Greenberg worked as a reporter for SportsChannel Chicago and as a sports anchor/reporter for the regional cable news network CLTV in Chicago. In addition, Greenberg had worked for Chicago’s WSCR-Radio serving as a reporter covering events including the World Series and Super Bowl and talk show host. He was also a syndicated sports columnist for the California-based Copley News Service, writing a weekly column in the mid-1990’s and served as a sports anchor/reporter at Chicago’s WMAQ-Radio.
Greenberg is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.