Our Team

Kevin Jones
Blue Wire Founder, San Fransisco 49ers Podcaster

Kevin Jones has crisscrossed the country covering local sports working as a reporter, blogger and broadcaster for CBS Washington D.C., the Cleveland Browns and KNBR in San Francisco. KJ saw a gap in the sports audio market to create an expansion team, and thus, Blue Wire was born. The Kevin Jones Podcast is a deep dive into the San Francisco 49ers using predictive analysis and his extensive background covering the NFL. KJ currently works as a media strategist for a big tech firm in Silicon Valley.

Ted Nguyen
Oakland Raiders Podcaster

From high school teacher, to part-time blogger, to universally admired football mind, Ted Nguyen's rise in the sports media landscape has been riveting. Ted is currently a staff writer covering the NFL for The Athletic and his educational film breakdowns continue to teach fans more about the complex sport of football. Ted's Coffee House Stunt will focus on the Oakland Raiders and other happenings around the league. 

James Jones
Bay Area Podcaster

Bay Area native James Jones is a former Super Bowl champion wide receiver turned broadcaster. He currently works as an analyst for the NFL Network. James played college football at San Jose State University and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He retired from the NFL after playing nine seasons, eight with the Green Bay Packers, where he won Super Bowl XLV in 2011. He was a member of the Oakland Raiders in 2014. In those nine seasons, he totaled a career 5,861 receiving yards, 433 receptions and 51 touchdowns. Jones finished his career in Green Bay, becoming 10th in Packers history in career catches, 12th in receiving yards and 9th in touchdowns. He was inducted into the 2018 SJSU hall of fame. James went to Gunderson High School in San Jose where he met Fallon Smith in 1998, and they’ve been friends every since. Doing a podcast together was a no brainer.

Fallon Smith
Bay Area Podcaster

Fallon Smith, a Bay Area native and UCLA alum, is a 3x Emmy Award winning Sports Anchor/Reporter/Host. She has over a decade of experience covering professional and collegiate sports. She was most recently with NBC Sports Bay Area, reporting on the Raiders for 5 years, along with anchoring/hosting studio shows, and helping with Warriors coverage. After graduating from UCLA in 2006, Fallon worked at the Tennis Channel and KTLA. In 2008 she packed up and moved to Wyoming for her first real on-air gig where she was a “one-man band” and eventually became the first women in Wyoming history to win Sports Anchor/Reporter of the year. In 2011, she packed up again and moved further east to Knoxville, TN where she covered the SEC, before making it back home to the Bay in 2013. Fallon is pumped to team up with her childhood friend James Jones. The two went to Gunderson High School together in San Jose and have been KEEPING IT 300 ever since. KEEPING IT 300 is a podcast where sports meets pop culture and realness.

Sam Esfandiari
Warriors podcaster

Sam Esfandiari is a lifelong Warriors fan who has written at Warriorsworld among other sites.  You can follow him on twitter @SamEsfandiari for thoughts (and jokes) re: the NBA

Andy Liu
Warriors podcaster

Andy Liu is a recovering beat writer from warriorsworld.  His work has been features on Warriorsworld, GoldenStateOfMind, HardwoodParoxysm and many other sites.  You can follow him @AndyKHLiu on twitter for the jokes

Pete Zayas
Lakers Podcaster

Pete Zayas - Pete is a Lakers Analyst for @TheAthleticLA and @LakersSBN. He's dedicated to helping Lakers fans see the game on a deeper level.

Darius Soriano
Lakers Podcaster

Darius is the Owner, Editor in Chief at @ForumBlueGold_

Ricky O'Donnell
Chicago Bulls Podcaster

Ricky is a college hoops editor and NBA assignment editor at @SBNation. He's described himself as an emotionally fragile Chicago sports fan.

Jason Patt
Chicago Bulls Podcaster

Jason is an NBA editor for Clutch Points and a Bulls writer for several outlets.

Burgundy Blog
Redskins Podcaster

Redskins research, for fans of the truth.

Chris Biderman
49ers Podcaster

49ers reporter for the Sacramento Bee | IG: @Sac_Beederman | 707 native | Ohio State alum

Justin Rowan
Cavaliers Podcaster

The second most disappointing Canadian to ever be associated with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Justin Rowan is a lifelong basketball fan with a passion for both the Cavs, as well as the growth of the game in Canada. Fueled by a strong belief that sports coverage should remain entertaining, as well as a desire to highlight all of the great things the NBA has to offer. Host of the Chase Down Podcast, as well as a writer for Fear the Sword and Hoops Habit.

Carter Rodriguez
Cavaliers Podcaster

Carter Rodriguez is a lifelong Cavaliers fan that is perpetually stunned that anybody might be interested in what he has to say. For his day job, he works as a Broadcast Producer at Blizzard Entertainment covering esports. You can find his written work at FeartheSword.com, or on Twitter at @Carter_Shade. When he's not working or talking about the Cavaliers, Carter hangs out with his wife, dog, and cat and thoroughly enjoys his time doing that too.

Jordan Zirm
Cleveland Browns Podcaster

CLE sports for @ESPNCleveland Producer for @ThomaHawkShow. Sandwich enthusiast. Mizzou alum.

Jake Burns
Browns Podcaster

Jake is a lifelong football aficionado having played quarterback through his college years and coaching the game once his playing days were done. He covers the Browns for 247 Sports’ The Orange and Brown Report and Cleveland.com blending the X&O side of the game with his analysis.

Katie Woo
MLB Podcaster

Katie is a sports reporter & (overly) proud @cronkite_ASU alum | Formerly: @mlb @knbr | Less hate, more bat flips

Zachary Jacobson
Green Bay Packers Podcaster

Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer for Cheesehead TV and an analyst for the Pack-A-Day podcast, focused on covering the Green Bay Packers. He also appears as a weekly guest for The Scoop on KLGR 1490 AM. The same level of analysis (and more!) comes now in the form of The Leap, dedicated to bringing you a consistent and knowledgeable scope on all things Packers.

Ben Dowsett
Utah Jazz Podcaster

Ben writes freelance for the Utah Jazz & NBA Analysis/Features for  | Previous Stops: Basketball Insiders, Fansided, TrueHoop | Go Leafs Go

Jordan Reid
The Draft Board Podcaster

Jordan Reid hosts The Draft Board on Blue Wire and is a staff writer for Cover 1. He hails from North Carolina and has made his coverage known nationally in just a few short years.

Brandon Thorn
Trench Warfare Podcaster

Brandon Thorn hosts Trench Warfare on Blue Wire which will dive into offensive and defensive line play. Brandon's work is aligned with The Scouting Academy and USA Football. He's become known as a line-play guru in recent years on Twitter.

Nick Underhill
Saints Talk Podcaster

Saints Talk is hosted by Nick Underhill, who covers the Saints for The New Orleans Advocate, and Kevin Washington, who brings unique insights and a fan perspective.

Buzz Beat
Hornets Podcasters

A Charlotte Hornets Podcast // Hosts: @QCHspencer, @RichieRandall & @bgeis_bird

Sreeky Shooter
Sports Humor Podcaster

I’m Sreekar. I also tweet a lot and drink beer. The Phoenix Suns make me sad.

Kyle Madson
Sports Humor Podcaster

Hi! I’m Kyle Madson. I tweet a lot and like to drink beer. Sometimes I exercise. Most of the time I eat instead.

Alex Didion
Content Producer

Alex is a recent graduate from Arizona State University with a degree in Sports Journalism. A Bay Area native, Didion has followed and covered sports across California, Arizona, and Indiana. He joins BlueWire after having worked with Jones at KNBR, and will be a digital content producer. Didion is currently living in the Chicago area working in Sports Information with Purdue University Northwest, a division II school in Hammond, Indiana.

Greg Mroz
Content Editor/Producer

Greg Mroz joins Blue Wire as a content editor & producer. He has an extensive background as a play by play broadcaster in minor league baseball, having working with affiliates of the Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers. A Bay Area native, Greg has also worked as a fill in broadcaster with USF Dons Athletics. While Greg considers himself an aficionado of all sports, baseball has been his life and believes strongly in small ball and the art of the proper waste pitch.

Jack Griffith
Content Editor

Jack Griffith is from Akron, Ohio. He currently attends Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY and where he studies journalism and plays safety for the football team. He also writes for Marist Center Field, a school newspaper. Once he graduates he has aspirations of attending law school and watching the Browns win the Super Bowl.

Joel Roy
Marketing Strategist

Joel joins Blue Wire as a Marketing Strategist. He is a marketing leader with a proven track record of success spanning digital marketing. This San Francisco native holds degrees from CSU Chico and Saint Mary’s College. Joel is a diehard Bay Area sports fan who lives in San Jose and works in marketing for a Silicon Valley based company.

Meredith Kain
Content Producer

Meredith is a 10-year veteran in sports radio, and has done everything from producing, to hosting, to reporting. She has covered the NFL, NHL, MLB, PGA Tour, and college sports. Meredith is a proud alumnus of Virginia Tech, and as a die hard hockey fan and native of Washington, DC, she’ll keep reminding you that the Capitals are 2018 Stanley Cup Champions.

Alex Uplinger

Alex Uplinger is a beer and chicken wing connoisseur from Washington, D.C. He is an avid sports fan and a fairly unsuccessful degenerate gambler. Will he ever see the Nationals win a playoff series? Probably not. You can follow him on Twitter: @Alex_up7 for mediocre takes.

Aaron Ross

Aaron is a Sophomore in the school of journalism at the University of Missouri. He grew up in Los Gatos, California, and went to high school at Bellarmine College Prep. He played football until he was a sophomore and plays lacrosse to this day. He is a fan of Bay Area sports and long walks on the beach.