Thanks for stopping by! My name is Sam Brief, and I am the Play-by-Play Broadcaster and Media Relations Manager for the American Association's Chicago Dogs.
At Northwestern University's Medill School, I was fortunate to serve as Sports Director of our school's radio station, WNUR, where we broadcast just about every sport possible. I announced baseball, basketball, football, softball, volleyball and lacrosse for both WNUR and the Big Ten Network's Student U broadcasts, which gave me invaluable experience across radio, TV and streaming platforms.
During the summer of 2018, I was honored to serve as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League, where I called 44 regular season games plus two playoff games via the Cape Cod Baseball Network. In Cotuit, I thrived on the beautiful grind of daily baseball, and it was an opportunity I will always treasure.
I began doing play-by-play back during my high school years in the Chicago suburbs, where I ushered in a partnership between the NFHS Network and our school's athletics department. As a result, I was able to broadcast football, baseball, basketball and volleyball games, earning NFHS National Broadcaster of the Year honors in 2015.
I also have a love for writing and reporting. I spent the fall of 2018 as a reporter at Sports Illustrated, an internship in New York City, and you can read all of my work for SI.com by clicking here. Since high school, I've worked as a sports writer for the Chicago Tribune's local sports page, and you will find samples of my work at the "Writing" tab above.
At heart, I'm a sports enthusiast with a passion for telling stories. If you have any questions or opportunities for me, please don't hesitate to reach out here!
You can listen to my play-by-play demos, plus view my writing clips and résumé, by clicking on the above menu bar. Again, thank you for visiting my website!