John Herrick was named the Sports Director of Chisholm Trail Broadcasting in February 2015. He first joined the station as the News Director in October of 2011. He made his commercial broadcasting debut in a Speedway commercial in November of 2010 (watch it here). His first real job came as an On-Air Personality with New Media Broadcasters in Havre, Montana in April of 2011. Prior to that, he was a freelance Play-by-Play Announcer for USA Today in 2010. He also interned at both ESPN 1070 The Fan and WTHR-13 in Indianapolis.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and Sociology from DePauw University in May of 2010. At DePauw, he worked at the campus radio station, 91.5 WGRE FM, all 4 years. He was the Sports Director his junior and senior year and Production Director his sophomore year. When John graduated, the Princeton Review ranked WGRE the #1 College Radio Station in the United States.
John was given the “Best Play-by-Play” Award in a Non-Metro Market by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB) in 2015 and was also named the 2014 “Non-Metro Radio Personality of the Year” by the OAB. He has been nationally recognized for his work as a sportscaster. Following the 2009 school year, the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) ranked John the 16th Best Collegiate Sports Broadcaster in the country. Then in 2010, the STAA ranked him the 19th Best Collegiate Sports Broadcaster in the country. He was the only broadcaster not from a Division I school on the list both years.
John is originally from Greenwood, Indiana and is a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Hoosiers, and Chicago Cubs. He has two wonderful parents in Lynn and Bill, one awesome brother Jim, and the sweetest grandmother in the world, Margaret Hurrle.