Michael O'Brien

Sports Reporter/Anchor
Cedar Rapids
Michael O'Brien

Sports Reporter Mike O’Brien joined the KCRG team in August 2017.

Prior to that, Mike worked as Weekend Sports Anchor for KVRR-TV in Fargo, North Dakota as well as a sports reporter for out of Springfield, Illinois.

Mike went to school at Illinois State University and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.

He developed his love for sports at an early age.

Although he is from Chicago, Mike does not root for all Chicago teams. Growing up, he had two options for watching football on Sundays. He could watch Cade McNown for the Bears or Brett Favre for the Packers. Naturally, he became a Packer Fan. His other favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and whatever team LeBron James plays for. He’s also an avid fan of European sports such as Formula 1 and EPL Soccer.

He is excited to continue his career in eastern Iowa and to tell the stories of local athletes.

If you have any story ideas to pass along, feel free to email Mike at

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