Catch Zach weekly with Jason Anderson afternoons on ESPN Louisville (Live Stream).
In Indiana, people treat Indiana high school hoops like it's major college basketball. Zach is the play-by-play announcer for Indiana High School Basketball. (Live Stream).
Every month, Zach writes for the back page column for Louisville-based Extol Sports magazine. (Zach's Columns).
On Fridays and Saturdays during the basketball season, Zach checks in with Bob Lovell on the statewide radio show Indiana Sports Talk to discuss the goings-on in Indiana basketball (Live Stream).
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FIRST, THE OLD ME: A Fat(ter) Man & A Starving Artist
My mom's favorite term for me growing up was that I was a "starving artist"--a guy who loved sports radio and podcasting so much but, for a long time, was barely getting paid enough to survive.
I have been a play-by-play man for Indiana high school sports since 1995 when I was 15 years old. I also fell sports talk for the first time in 2005 and ended up falling in love with the format.
And, was unhappy about myself as well. At over 400 lbs. (seen here covering the FedEx Orange Bowl in 2007), I was enjoying my job (that barely paid), but basically hated myself.
NOW, THE NEW ME: The Job Offer & Ongoing Health Improvement
I always considered myself a hard worker in the sports radio field. It's too bad I didn't figure that out with my health until later (and even that isn't great yet, but it's improving).
Eventually, after six years in sports talk in Louisville, Ky., I got a call out of the clear blue from Jason Barrett, the program director at 101 ESPN in St. Louis in 2011. Next thing I know, I was a sports radio host at one of the top sports radio stations in America.
After jumping from St. Louis to Oklahoma City for another great opportunity, our firstborn child was diagnosed with major heart defects at three months old and had to quickly have open heart surgery. Her recovery took us back home to Southern Indiana/Louisville.
She's great now and life is good. We've added a second child--a boy! My health continues to improve and I still do my share of media for a number of different outlets.
I'd love to use this space to give you the opportunity to follow me on my journey through the media and health landscape. Please hit that green button below to be updated occasionally on where you can see or hear me as well as links to things that have caught my eye.