Tom Cooper graduated from Penn State with a degree in broadcast journalism. He has over 20 years of experience producing live television in two of the top five markets in the country.
While studying at Penn State, Tom covered Nittany Lion sports for WRSC/WBLF-AM and served as the play-by-play voice of the school’s men’s ice hockey team. Immediately after graduating college, he was hired as a production assistant at Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. There, he quickly rose through the ranks to produce the station’s nightly highlight shows along with pregame and postgame shows for the Philadelphia Phillies and Flyers.
In 2006, Tom moved to Chicago to take a producing position at Comcast SportsNet Chicago. During his time there, he covered 3 Blackhawks Stanley Cup championships and a Cubs World Series title. From 2010-2020, he served as the main producer for “SportsTalk Live”- the station’s cornerstone nightly sports roundtable discussion show.
Tom spent over 20 years working in a variety of roles in sports media. Primarily, he was a show producer for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and NBC Sports Chicago. He started his career as an intern in Philly and worked his way up to producing in just a few years. When Tom moved to Chicago in 2006, he became a full-time producer for news, pregame/postgame and opinion shows. For the last ten years at NBC Sports Chicago, he ran the daily roundtable show- SportsTalk Live.
While his primary duties were in the newsroom and line producing in the control room, Tom also have experience as a field producer and truck producer where he would remotely produce some of our baseball pregame and postgame shows.