Chris Gervino (photo @KOMUChrisG)

Chris Gervino, longtime sideline reporter for the University of Missouri football broadcasts, has been named the new color analyst for men’s basketball, joining Mike Kelly for the 2017-18 season.

Gervino, who is also the Sports Director for KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia,  joined me to talk about his role on the broadcasts.  What I think you’ll enjoy about this upcoming season is you’ll be hearing Kelly and Gervino, both broadcast professionals.  You’ll hear a clean, tight broadcast and a different perspective on the game from Gervino than from a former player.

Gervino is a 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and has served as the sideline reporter on Tiger Radio Network broadcasts since 1992.

“I’m excited and honored to be part of the Tiger broadcast team at the University of Missouri, my alma mater, and grateful to Learfield and Mizzou for this opportunity,” Gervino said. “I also look forward to working with Mike Kelly for an exciting season of Tiger basketball.”

Listen to my conversation with Chris (7:00)