Vern Glenn is the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter for CBS 5/The CW 44 Cable 12.
Before joining our stations Vern worked at KRON as a sports reporter, weekend sports anchor, and MMJ for 23 years.
At KRON, Vern was tagged with the nickname “Mr. Involvement,” for literally throwing himself into the middle of his feature stories. He has bungee-jumped, been thrown off a bull, taken blows from a professional boxer, and run a motorcycle into a wall during a race, among other memorable features. From a shoot-out with Chris Mullin to becoming a human target for the Cal football team an the 49ers, “Mr. Involvement” has created a niche in the market. John Marvel of the Contra Costa Times said, “The Mr. Involvement series is the best feature on TV.” Here is a snippet-Vern, with The Hanson Brothers, from the movie, "Slap Shot." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj4Wa4ymPRI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Vern became part of the KNBR Radio Morning Show team in 1998, and drops in now and then as a guest.
In May 1996, Vern was an honorary torch bearer in San Francisco as part of the Olympic Torch Relay, which stormed through the country on a 15,000-mile route through 42 states from Los Angeles to Atlanta.
Vern also worked at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, as weekend sports anchor and sports reporter, beginning in 1987. Prior, he was sports anchor and weekday reporter/photographer for WXEX-TV, now WRIC, in Richmond, Virginia, from 1985 to 1987.
Bruce Macgowan has been working in radio and Television as a sportscaster for nearly 40 years, with most of that experience involving Bay Area pro and college teams. ‘Big Bruce’ as he was known locally, was a talk show host, update anchor, sports reporter, and fill in play by play announcer for nearly 18 years at KNBR 680, “The Sports Leader” from 1988 through 2006.
Macgowan, who started his career in the mid 1970s as a TV sportscaster in Eureka, California, also had a stint as a sportscaster for KPTV-12 in Portland, where he worked as a sports interview show host at KVI radio in Seattle and also spent a year in New York City as a sports anchor for United Press International Radio, which served over 1600 stations in North America.
In addition to working at KNBR, Macgowan has spent time as a sports anchor on KGO radio, worked on the pre and post games shows on LIVE 105FM and KFRC as a pre and post game host for the Oakland Raider broadcasts, did web TV for Stanford during the 2010 football season (Jim Harbaugh’s last year before joining the 49ers), and did pre game feature interviews for Fox Sportsnet Bay Area on the Giants and A’s TV broadcasts.
Macgowan has also written regular sports columns for the Marin IJ, the San Francisco Examiner, the Ultimate Sports Guide, and the Sacramento Union.
He has covered over 4,000 pro and college sports events since 1970, and also hosts a series on on-stage conversations in Mill Valley with Bay Area sports legends at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre.
Sports Econ 101 produced through Sports Byline USA
Edward Brown, the Host of Sports Econ 101, currently hosts The Best of Investing, a weekly program that discusses real estate, the financial markets, and other current economic business on KDOW 1220AM in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Previously, Edward co-hosted The Money Scorecard on KNBR 1050AM, an ESPN affiliate, discussing sports and business. In addition to publishing numerous articles in national business magazines and newspapers, Edward has made appearances on CNN on the shows, Your Money, and Ask the Expert.
Current Positions: Sports and Business Radio Show Host, Sports Econ 101
Business Radio Show Host, The Best of Investing
Investor Relations Representative
Pacific Private Money
CEO, Equity Bancorp, Inc.
President, EB Enterprises
Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Golden Gate University
Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University
Teaching: Weekly Lecturer of Accounting and Taxation, Univ. of Phoenix
Teacher of Economics, North Bay Christian Academy
Adjunct Professor of Income Tax, Dominican University
Guest lecturer at various Banks, Real Estate companies, and Stock Brokerage
Radio and Sports Byline, USA Sports and Business show Host, "Sports Econ 101" (Current)
Television: KDOW 1220AM Host, “The Best of Investing” business program (Current) Saturdays at 12pm
KNBR 1050AM Co-host, “The Money Scorecard”, sports and business program
CNN show "Your Money" - Guest Speaker on leasing investments
CNN show "Ask the Expert" - Guest Speaker on Investments, rates of return
The Advisor - What to Consider When Analyzing Real Estate - (July 2014)
The Advisor – Becoming a Star on Radio – (December 2011).
The Advisor – Do Mortgages Hold Up After Six Years of Wild Economic Conditions? – (October 2011).
The Advisor – Should You Add Individual Mortgages to Your Client’s Portfolio – (May 2005).
Financial Planning magazine - (1988-89) Various articles on Investments,
rates of return, yield to maturity, life insurance, disability insurance, and
convertible municipal bonds.
Wall Street Journal - (1988) Interviewed as expert on Equipment Leasing
Partnerships in the Secondary Market.
The Practical Accountant - (1986) Donors deductions.
San Francisco Business Journal - (1985) Amending Income Tax Returns.
Expert witness in arbitration and court cases dealing with investments.
Expert witness consultant regarding tax returns and fraudulent financial statements and information in
the largest judgment in US history against a gun manufacturer-spreadsheets
published in US Bankruptcy Court proceedings.
Prestigious MBA Tax Award Winner (1983).
Appointment by the U. S. Department of Justice to serve as chairman of the Shareholder Equity
Committee to protect 29,000 shareholders representing a $500 million REIT (1993).
Former semi-professional bowler.
Professional Series 7 Securities License
Licenses Currently Life and Disability Insurance License
Or Formally Held: California Licensed Tax Preparer
Certified Fund Specialist
California Real Estate Sales license
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