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Kevin Kiley, Sr.
EducationUniversity of Wyoming
OccupationSports anchor
Sports journalist
Radio host
Color commentator
Known forKiley and Booms, NFL on Westwood One, Turner Broadcasting System
Spouse(s)Lauren
ChildrenKevin, Jr. and Kristopher
Website
Kevin Kiley WKRK-FM Bio
Kevin Kiley Westwood One Bio

Kevin Kiley, Sr. is an American sportscaster and talk show host. He currently resides and works in Cleveland, Ohio as co-host of the morning-drive Kiley and Booms alongside comedian Chuck Booms on "Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan" WKRK-FM.

Previously, Kiley had accumulated a diverse résumé on radio and television, including talk shows on Fox Sports Radio, WQAM in Miami, and WTEM in Washington. Kiley also spent over a decade at Turner Sports (TBS/TNT), covering everything from the NFL to the Goodwill Games, and worked for several years as a sideline reporter for Westwood One NFL coverage. In the late 1980s, Kiley was at ESPN, calling NFL games alongside Jim Kelly.[1][2]

Kiley was part of Washington, D.C. sports radio outlet WTEM's initial lineup in 1992, being paired with Rich "The Coach" Gilgallon on the afternoon drive Kiley and the Coach, which was canceled the following January due to low ratings. He returned to WTEM in late 1996, hosting their midday slot solo (a hiatus period for The Tony Kornheiser Show) and was eventually paired with the aforementioned Chuck Booms on WTEM's afternoon show.[3] Kiley and Booms would be canceled by WTEM in late 1998,[4] but the two were reunited in September 2000 as the nascent Fox Sports Radio's first afternoon drive show.

In 2007, he moved to Los Angeles after residing many years in the Washington, D.C. area. Kiley is the former co-host of The Michael Irvin Show on KESN-FM 103.3 ESPN in Dallas/Fort Worth.[5] The show was canceled February 5, 2010, with Kevin and Irvin later hosting a similar midday radio show on WQAM in Miami, a position he relinquished[6] to reunite with Chuck Booms in Cleveland.

Kiley has also been an anchor/reporter for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., as well as Raycom Sports and Jefferson-Pilot.[2]

Kiley played college football at the University of Wyoming, and professionally with the NFL's New York Jets, and then with the World Football League's Chicago Fire.[1][2]

He has also been known by his nicknames "K-Squared" (KK) and "The Slippery Wizard" by numerous viewers across Southern California.

His son, Kevin, Jr., is a professional wrestler for WWE's Raw brand, performing under the stage name "Alex Riley".[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Stewart, Larry (September 11, 1987). "Kiley Has Made His Reputation in Booth". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-09-11/sports/sp-4604_1_kevin-kiley. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The D’Marco Farr Show with Kevin Kiley". ESPN.com. March 13, 2007. Archived from the original on March 14, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070314054013/http://www.710espn.com/showdj.asp?DJID=31306. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  3. Leonard Shapiro (1998-03-06), Watts up next week at WTEM, The Washington Post.
  4. Frank Ahrens (1998-12-17), Kiley, Booms fired up, The Washington Post.
  5. "Kevin Kiley". ESPN Dallas. September 27, 2009. http://espn.go.com/dallas/story?page=kiley. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  6. http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/24/2329376/kiley-leaves-wqam.html
  7. "Alex Riley bio". WWE: Superstars. http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/alexriley/bio/. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
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