Today we’re rating NECN main sports anchor Chris Collins.
Collins is a native of Peabody, and is marking his 10th year at NECN. Prior to joining the station he had worked in stations in Louisiana and Milwaukee before coming back home to Massachusetts.
Collins serves as host of the nightly “Sports LateNight” on NECN. His bio at the station website lists among his accomplishments “exclusive live interviews with Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek, Derek Lowe and Teddy Bruschi. He won national recognition for breaking the Notre Dame new head coach appointment story in 2001, and the Jeff Allison story in 2004.” (Note to NECN: an update might be in order for some of the bios on the site.)
Collins is an occasional guest or co-host on sports radio WEEI, though he hasn’t been heard on the station in some time.