About Mitch Levy — Seattle Based Sports Radio Host
Mitch Levy has spent the past 30 years working in the sports broadcasting industry and developing a reputation as one of the best interviewers in the country. He takes pride in establishing himself in an industry that’s a longshot for success.
Mitch fell in love with sports during his childhood. Levy grew up in South Florida and always had a desire to be around sports. Sports have played a role in Levy’s life for as long as he can remember. Levy was the youngest of the three boys, so he grew up playing all the seasonal sports. Throughout his childhood, he focused on basketball and tennis. Instead of playing sports, Mitch Levy decided to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.
Mitch Levy began his career when we attended Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. While striving towards a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Levy received extremely popular summer internship opening for the NBC Radio Network in New York City. Upon his graduation in 1989, Mitch served as a reporter and producer at Westwood One — the parent company of NBC Radio and Mutual Broadcasting.
Three years later, Levy was as the midday producer of WTEM, the first all-sports radio station in Washington, D.C. The chance to help start the station was a memorable experience. Mitch Levy produced The Tony Kornheiser Show followed by The James Brown Show. Kornheiser and Brown were stalwarts on the Washington sports scene.
Another tree years later, Mitch secured his first formal hosting job in Seattle, Washington. KJR Radio debuted Mitch in the Midday in early January 1995. Within a year, Mitch Levy accepted the morning-drive, and for the next 23 years, Mitch was a dominant sports voice in Seattle. Mitch in the Morning was recognized yearly as one of the top sports radio shows in the country.
Since Levy grew up in Florida, he was a major fan of the Miami Dolphins. At the time, the Dolphins were the region’s only professional team. Other than cheering on the football team, some of Levy’s most cherished memories center around sports. In particular, Mitch Levy’s annual father/son trip following his alma mater Syracuse University in the Big East and NCAA basketball tournaments was a favorite sports memory.
During their annual sports trip, Mitch and his father traveled to every tournament game for 1989 to 2013, a 25-year stretch. An extraordinary moment during their yearly trips came in 2003 when Mitch Levy has his dad’s arm around him as Syracuse players cut down the nets in celebrating a National Championship at the New Orleans Superdome.
As for his sports career, one of Mitch Levy’s favorite aspects of working in the regional sports broadcasting business has been the fans’ passion. Levy also enjoys the talk show host’s opportunity to feed that passion. Enthusiastic local fans are the reason the sports radio market proceeds to thrive today despite the multiple shifts into the digital age.