Mike Lyons – Worcester Red Sox
WEA meeting Monday May 17, 2021. We have a special guest presenter from the Worcester Red Sox who are bringing expanding opportunities to Worcester.
Corporate & Community Partnerships
Mike is in his 8th season in Triple-A following a 40+ year sports broadcasting and sports marketing career. He is a Chicago native who was raised in the shadows of Wrigley Field. Educated at Southern Illinois University, Mike began his broadcasting career at WGN Television in Chicago and moved to Peoria to work as a television and radio broadcaster.
Mike moved to Providence in 1976 to become Sports Director at Channel 6, and subsequently worked as a sports anchor and reporter at Channels 12 and 10 in Providence and Channel 7 in Boston. He also broadcast television play-by-play for URI Football and radio play-by-play for Providence College Hockey.
Mike’s sports marketing career in Providence includes several years at both WPRO AM-FM and WEEI-FM. He also worked at both CBS Sports Marketing in Boston and Penn State University, as well as NBC Sports Marketing in Chicago at WMAQ which at the time was the broadcast home of both the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mike’s Corporate and Community Partnerships responsibilities with the Paw Sox include: Our ‘What’s Right About Rhode Island’ initiative in partnership with Bryant University, The ‘Build Baseball’ initiative in partnership with the Rhode Island Building Trades and our “In Debt to a Vet program. Corporate Partnerships include marketing assets like signage and media and hospitality assets like suites and Barbeques.
Mike met his wife Hillary in school at Southern Illinois University. They have 3 children; Michelle, Mickey, and Kelly and 3 young Grandsons; Caimin, Kellen and Marcus. They reside in Rumford, RI.