Corey McPherrin '77
In junior high, Corey McPherrin and his boyhood
friends would pretend to be sportscasters. Imitating the announcers
they heard on the radio, the boys would retell stories from the
local paper and speak their predictions about victories into a
little tape recorder.
From the time he was 12, McPherrin knew he wanted to be a
television sports anchorman. His goal was not only to cover sports,
but to cover them in his hometown of Chicago.
As a student at Butler, McPherrin was on the swim team, served
as president of Sigma Chi fraternity and worked for Butler's radio
station, WAJC. One of his favorite Butler memories is of covering
former Boston Celtics basketball star Larry Bird when he played as
a student for Indiana State University in Hinkle Fieldhouse. He
also fondly remembers meeting President Gerald Ford during the 1976
presidential campaign and presenting him with an engraved beer mug
from the Sigma Chi's.
McPherrin achieved his dream of covering sports in Chicago,
serving as a sports anchor for WFLD in Chicago. He has served on
the Athletics Board of Visitors and is a member of the Butler
University Board of Trustees and was honored as one of Butler's "50
Under 50" in 2005.