Fox Sports Laura Okmin Has Midwest Roots

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Laura Okmin of Fox Sports has more than 15 years of broadcast media experience. Before joining Fox, she was an anchor on CNN/Sports Illustrated. She came on as the Midwest region correspondent working from the Chicago bureau.


Before joining CNN/Sports Illustrated, Okmin was a reporter and anchor for SportsChannel Chicago. Remember Sports Channel? The predecessor to Comcast SportsNet Chicago and the replacement of sports vision?

Laura Okmin is a big national name now, but from October 1995 through September 1996, she anchored both the 30-minute and 60-minute sportscasts, covered the Bears and conducted live post-game interviews for the duration of the Bulls playoff run.

So Laura Okmin was a big part of the Michael Jordan era Bulls.

An honors student at the University of Kansas, Okmin received her bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan and 1620 The Zone, he also writes for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook

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