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Stephen Nelson      

Bleacher Report Host

Stephen Nelson joined Bleacher Report in August 2014 as a host for TeamStream Now. Previously, he spent two years as a Sports Reporter/ Anchor at KEZI-TV in Eugene, Ore. covering University of Oregon and Oregon State University athletics. He was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” sports list in January of 2016.

Prior to working in Eugene, Nelson served as the studio host and multimedia broadcaster for the Rockford IceHogs, AHL afliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, in Rockford, Ill.

For three years, Nelson worked for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a part of their entertainment production staf, and also spent the 2010-2011 season with the Anaheim Ducks in the same capacity.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chapman University and the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in 2011, with a B.F.A in broadcast journalism and a minor in public relations.

While in school, he held the responsibilities of Sports Producer/Anchor for Chapman News on Time Warner Channel 6, and the Sports Director for the university radio station, where he was also the lead play-by-play analyst for Chapman basketball, baseball, and hockey.

In addition to those duties, Nelson served as the public address announcer for Chapman athletics, and hosted his own sports-talk radio show, “The SCORE,” three days a week. He was also a member of the Chapman Men’s Golf Team.

Nelson, a Japanese American, grew up in Southern California as the oldest of three children. His father, a native of Chicago, raised him to be a die-hard Blackhawks, Bears and White Sox fan. Nelson turned his NBA allegiance to the Los Angeles Lakers after Jerry Sloan spurned his autograph request as a young child at a Lakers/Bulls game.

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