Michael Holley first joined WEEI as a co-host of the midday show in March of 2005 after successful ventures in both television and writing. Michael graduated from Point Park University in 1992 and began his career in journalism at the Akron Beacon Journal covering high school sports and later on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 1993, Holley was one of a dozen reporters who contributed to the Beacon Journal's Pulitzer Prize winning series "A Question of Color." Michael came to the Boston Globe in 1994 and covered the Boston Celtics for three and a half years. Michael brought a fresh and edgy approach to the Globe after becoming a columnist in 1998. In September 2001, he briefly worked at the Chicago Tribune before returning to his previous position with the Globe that same year.
Michael further made his presence felt on the national stage with appearances on ESPN's popular show "Around the Horn" and later on Fox SportsNet's "I, MAX." He solidified his reputation as one of the nation's most talented writers with his New York Times best selling "Patriot Reign". He has also written "Red Sox Rule," "Never Give Up" and "War Room."
Mike Salk returns to Boston radio after four years in the Pacific Northwest. He helped launch 710 ESPN in Seattle in 2009, co-hosting the #1 rated "Brock and Salk Show" with former quarterback Brock Huard. During that time, he additionally hosted "SportsCenter Saturday with Mike Salk" and was the regular fill-in host for the "Doug Gottlieb Show" nationally on ESPN Radio.
Salk's broadcasting career started in Boston at 890 ESPN where he wore a variety of hats. Beginning as the midday update anchor, he became the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics reporter for the station. He covered the Red Sox World Series victory in 2007 and the Bruins playoffs that same year. He became the host of “Salk and Halloran” with Bob Halloran of Channel 5 before accepting the job in Seattle.
Growing up first in Sudbury, then in Newton, Salk graduated from Buckingham, Brown and Nichols in Cambridge. He played football, basketball, and baseball there before attending Pomona College in California. He lived in Los Angeles after graduating college, briefly pursuing a career in political consulting.
Salk is currently living in Newton, waiting for his wife Heather, one-year old daughter Avery and french bulldog Wendell to move from Seattle to join him in Massachusetts.
Monday - We'll discuss the Pats' comeback win, Gronk's injury and a crazy weekend for the Bruins. Bill Belichick joins us at 3 p.m.
Tuesday - We'll have the latest from MLB's winter meetings, and we'll also continue the Pats and B's talk. Text us at 37937.
Wednesday - We'll discuss last night's C's-Nets game and Doc Rivers' return to the Garden tonight.
Thursday - Mike Tirico joins us to talk all things NFL. Give us a call at 617-779-7937.
Friday - We'll preview Sunday's Pats-Dolphins game and talk all things NFL with Ron Jaworksi and Chris Mortensen.