I was born by the river….in a little shack…okay, not really. My name is Ryan McLaughlin and I was born in Tampa, Florida back in 1989 (so long ago right?), and currently reside in Hoover, Alabama and am a former resident of Lilburn, GA and Collierville, Tennessee.
I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB for short, go BLAZERS) with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications (Concentration of Broadcasting) and am currently pursuing a Masters in Communication Management. I am a huge, huge Atlanta Falcons fan, as I consider Georgia my homestate having spent most of my years there, I grew up watching football in a house full of Raiders fans and an Eagles fan…don’t ask how I picked such a “successful” franchise as my favorite.
Among my favorite players growing up were Steve McNair, Jerome Bettis, and Dan Marino just to name a few and as you can tell.
I am currently an Admissions Counselor for UAB and a former Producer for 1070WAPI and a current producer/co-host for WJOX’s Gameday in Birmingham, Alabama. I am also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., crossing in the Spring of 2011.