George Ofman


George Ofman has been at this for more than 46 years. Starting at Southern Illinois University in 1974 through his years as a freelance reporter, to anchoring for several Chicago radio stations and hosting a popular baseball show, George has had the pleasure of being part of some memorable sporting events.

Most recently, he had the extraordinary delight of live reporting the Cubs first pennant in 71 years and the World Series at Wrigley Field for WBBM Newsradio. And gliding above millions, George reported on the Cubs victory parade and rally from the station’s helicopter unit. He was also reporting from Atlanta in 2003 when the Cubs won their first playoff series since 1945.

George covered the Bulls during their six championship runs; reported in Houston where the White Sox won the World Series; and in Philadelphia and at the United Center where the Blackhawks captured Stanley Cups. He also covered NCAA final fours, witnessed Pete Rose tie the major league hits record at Wrigley Field and saw Cigar win his record 16th straight race at Arlington Park.

George spent 17 years at WSCR “The Score” where he was the station’s principle anchor when it premiered in 1992. He also spent three years on the baseball beat and helped create the “Hit and Run” baseball show which he co-hosted for 5 years and is now in its 15th year.

George also spent three years at WMAQ All News and did a stint at WGN Radio. As an accomplished journalist, George also wrote and produced hundreds of stories for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, CBC Radio and the BBC.

George is the proud recipient of several AP Best Sports Report awards, a Silver Dome award, an A.I.R award for broadcast journalism and the Personality of the Year award from the Pitch and Hit Club. And he’s extremely proud to be a member of WBBM Newsradio 780, “The best news shop in the country.”

George always reminds everyone he knows, he’s the only person ever to see both the highest-scoring games in NBA and NHL history. He’s still waiting for a call from the Guinness Book of World Records.