Rick Pizzo is a 15-year sports casting veteran and one of BTN’s original studio hosts. Pizzo hosts a variety of shows throughout the year, serves as an on-site reporter during football season and leads BTN’s coverage of both men’s hockey and men’s golf.

Prior to his BTN arrival in 2007, Pizzo worked as a local television anchor and reporter in both Greensboro, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

A graduate and former hockey player at Hamilton College in upstate New York, Pizzo received his Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

An avid golfer who carries a five handicap, Pizzo also strongly believes life is too short to drink bad coffee. He lives on Chicago’s north shore with his wife and two children.