Bruce Hooley’s combination of experience and achievement is rare among Ohio sports journalists.

An award-winning reporter at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Bruce transitioned into radio and television in 2005 and has since become a recognizable and credible voice on issues that matter most to Ohio sports fans.

Bruce was a top-rated sports talk host in Columbus on 97.1 The Fan from 2005-2010, hosting afternoon drive and leading in market share not just among the coveted male 25-54 demographic, but also among adults in that category.



In 2010, Bruce accepted an offer to host afternoon drive on ESPN 850 WKNR and be a lead columnist on

He combined that role in 2014 with hosting his own state-wide sports commentary show, #Hooley, on Spectrum Cable Sports Channel (311/1311 HD).

Bruce has authored two books on Ohio State athletics and is also the co-author of, Thats Why I’m Here: The Chris and Stephanie Spielman Story.

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My Tribute To Dad

My Dad passed away September 8, 2017. He was an inspirational and influential person in my life and molded me into the man I am today. I love you Dad, you will be missed.

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Where am I now…

As many of you know, my morning sports show is no longer on the radio.  As much as I enjoyed working with Chris and interacting with all of you, I am looking forward to a new chapter in my career.  I believe that God has my future in His hands and I am excited to see where He leads.  At this time, I don’t know if that will be in radio, podcasts or something completely different.  Though the future is uncertain, my faith in God is unwavering and my family and I have no doubt that our great God will see us through.  Thank you for all of all of your support over the years and I look forward to sharing my new adventure with you – when I know what it is.