Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Afternoon Drive with Goodman and Shapiro

M-F | 4p-6p


Eric is a long-time broadcasting veteran, spending nearly 20 years in television and is now in his eight year as a radio talk show host on Mile High Sports Radio. His television stops include sports anchor at CNN in Atlanta, main sports anchor at Fox Sports Net in Chicago and most recently as sports director at Fox 31 in Denver.

Some of his career television highlights included covering the Forklift Olympics in Montana, a week two football match-up in Kansas between Topeka West High School and Highland Park, and Niagara University’s magical 15-17 season.

Eric has spent two years in morning drive before moving to afternoons so he can sleep in until 2:30 p.m. He said about the shift to afternoon drive, “I need my beauty sleep in order to compete with Les Shapiro’s good looks.”

Eric’s also very active on Twitter and is only 996,000+ followers away from his stated goal of one million.

He is the proud father of two beautiful children, Harrison and Mia. Neither of them have ever listened to his shows.


Les started his TV career as a news writer/producer at the NBC station in Phoenix, AZ. His on-air career began at the NBC affiliate in Peoria, Ill. He moved to Denver in 1984 to take a sports anchor/reporting job at KCNC-TV and he’s been in Denver ever since.

He’s done it all in local sports—TV play-by-play for Broncos games, CU football games, high school championship games and Triple A baseball. He’s covered the Olympics, the Stanley Cup Finals, the World Series, Super Bowls and the NBA playoffs.

He’s also hosted hundreds of specials and coaches shows, including the Mike Shanahan, Wade Phillips and Dan Reeves Shows. Les was a sports anchor and reporter at KCNC for 15 years.

He spent four years as a radio personality at ESPNDenver, then co-hosted The Sports Show with Woody and Les, a multi-platform show produced in conjunction with the Denver Post. His co-host was sports columnist and ESPN personality, Woody Paige. Currently, Les co-hosts Afternoon Drive with Goodman and Shapiro which can be heard on Mile High Sports Radio and seen on Comcast TV statewide.  He’s also a regular contributor to FOX31 Sports, appearing every Sunday night.

Outside of sports, he interviews authors year-round and emcees many charitable events. Les is a Chicago native and graduated from Arizona St. University. He and his wife, Paula, have two sons.