Dave Eanet

Dave Eanet


Eanet 08Dave Eanet joined WGN Radio as their Sports Director in July 1996 and is often seen on WGN-TV as the sports anchor on “WGN News at Nine.” He anchors on WGN Radio during the Jonathon Brandmeier Show weekday mornings.

Dave has been the play-by-play voice of Northwestern Wildcat Football, heard on WGN Radio since 1996.  He also has been WGN Radio’s voice of Northwestern Wildcat Basketball since 1996, and fills in on play-by-play of Chicago Cubs Baseball.

Eanet was named 2011 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters.  He has been honored numerous times for his Wildcat radio broadcasts with the “Silver Dome award” for “best sports play-by-play” from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, and the A.I.R. award for play-by-play. In 2005, 2006 and 2008, he received a “Silver Dome” for “best local sportscast” in Illinois…and was named “Best Sportscaster” in 2010 and 2011.

In 2005, Dave was inducted as an honorary member of the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame. He was made an honorary member of the N Club, Northwestern’s Letterwinners’ organization, in 2002, and was honored by the Northwestern Gridiron Network with its Distinguished Service award in 2000..

In addition to his WGN duties, his television play-by-play assignments have included more than a decade as the voice of Big Ten Women’s Basketball; two years as the national TV voice of the Arena Football League; and games for the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Rush (AFL,) and other Chicagoland teams. He has also been the TV voice of Northwestern basketball and the IHSA TV Network covering the Illinois state basketball tournament, and has hosted several coaches’ shows.

Dave served as Sports Director at WBBM Radio from 1988 till 1996. He was a member of the CBS Radio Sports team covering speed skating for the XVII Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

A native of Washington, D.C., Dave first joined WBBM in 1975 while attending Northwestern. After graduation, he remained with WBBM as a news writer/producer and sports reporter. He moved into sports full-time in 1980, co-hosting a nightly sports talk show.