Greg Echlin

Greg Echlin is a freelance writer and public media reporter based in Kansas City. He was recognized by the Public Media Journalists Association in June 2024, capturing first place in the Best Sports Feature category among comparable market-sized cities. He covered his first College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in 1988 when Stanford won its last NCAA baseball championship and again in 1997 when Omaha’s Kyle Peterson pitched for the Stanford Cardinal. His first trip to Omaha was for the 1977 NCAA basketball tournament at the old Civic Auditorium. He continues to regularly travel to Omaha for sports coverage.