Jeremy has been living and breathing sports since he first saw Michael Jordan on TV in kindergarten. Growing up in rural Manhattan, Ill., about 40 miles south of Chicago, Jeremy grew up rooting for Frank Thomas to put the "Big Hurt" on baseballs, Steve Kerr to hit three-after-three and for the Bears to finally find a quarterback.
Jeremy Werner, UI ’09, covered Northern Illinois for the Dekalb Daily Chronicle before joining ConnectFM and is a former men’s basketball columnist and reporter for the Daily Illini and IlliniHQ.com recruiting blogger. You’ve also read him in The News-Gazette. Jeremy always wanted to venture in radio but never thought it'd come so early in his career. And despite his grandpa's doubts, he actually can find enough sports to talk about every day to fill three hours - and he loves it!
Jeremy also is a columnist for www.OrangeandBlueNews.com.
You can e-mail Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call into the show at 217-359-2255. You can also follow him on Twitter @WernerESPNCU or like the "Tay and J Show" on Facebook.