Greg EchlinSports Reporter | KCUR
Sports have an economic and social impact on our community and, as a sports reporter, I go beyond the scores and statistics. I also bring the human element to the sports figures who have a hand in shaping the future of not only their respective teams but our town. Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever since setting foot on the baseball diamond at Fernwood Park on Chicago's South Side, I've loved the world of sports. After graduating from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, I worked as a TV sports anchor and a radio sportscaster in Salina, Kansas. I moved to Kansas City in 1984 and have been here covering sports ever since. Through the years, I have covered multiple Super Bowls, Final Fours and Major League Baseball's World Series and All-Star games.
With my high metabolism rate, I'm able to enjoy a good meal and stay slim when I'm not running around on the sports scene. I love desserts, even making them. Cheesecakes, pies and parfaits are the most common around the Echlin household.
The Kansas City Chiefs trailed the San Francisco 49ers at halftime, but rallied to score 13 unanswered points and finished regulation tied at 19.
The Kansas City Chiefs will make their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five years after upsetting the Baltimore Ravens, 17-10, at the AFC Championship in Baltimore.
Harrison Butker kicked the game-winning field goal with eight seconds left, bringing the championship back to Kansas City for the first time since 2020. Mayor Quinton Lucas announced the city will plan to hold a victory parade on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
The Kansas City Chiefs, who overcame multiple injuries prior to and during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, were hosting the AFC Championship for the fifth year in a row. They'll face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.