Paul M. Banks founded a Chicago-based and Midwestern themed webzine The Sports Bank.net in '07. He currently oversees a staff of 12 for a website which has been featured in USA Today, ESPN, Fox, CBS, NBC, sports talk radio in multiple markets and many more media outlets. Banks was also one of just 20 young American journalists selected to participate in a Fulbright journalism fellowship in Berlin in 2006.
In 2009, Banks became a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the United States Basketball Writers Association. He has seen hundreds of sporting events from press row including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, NCAA bowl games and the NBA Playoffs.
In addition to football, he especially loves college basketball; as he attended two prestigious universities that have a rich history of qualifying for Final Fours (Illinois undergrad, began his MBA at Michigan State in 2000, when they won the national title). He completed his MBA at Loyola University Chicago, another school that owns a basketball national title.
While with NBC Chicago.com for a couple of years, he covered all major professional and college sports. Banks also possesses an ARA sportsmanship trophy from reporting on Northwestern football, and was picked to be the city's official sports blogger for the Chicago 2016 Channel.
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