Former Eastern Michigan University student Vincent Goodwill has been hired as the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Goodwill, a sports reporter and previous assistant editor for The Eastern Echo, will lead CSN’s Bulls coverage across all of the network platforms including CSN Chicago and SportsNet Central.
When Goodwill attended EMU, his studies concentrated on journalism, electronic media and film, but he left Eastern in 2008 to work for the Detroit News as the Detroit Pistons beat reporter. He worked that beat for more than four years.
Before covering The Pistons, Goodwill was a backup beat reporter covering Detroit’s professional and college teams and a contributing NBA writer for SLAM Magazine.
“He is a natural writer with a gift for analysis,” said Carol Schlagheck, a professor and journalism program coordinator at EMU. “He is bright and confident, yet humble, a wonderful combination for a journalist.”
Goodwill was also offered the position with CSN Chicago a few years ago, but refused due to “bad timing” with his position at the Detroit News. The season was about to start and Goodwill did not want to leave his paper hanging.
Goodwill returned to Eastern on March 25, 2013, to speak on pro sports in the NBA fast lane.
“Read everything. Go to bed, and when you wake up start reading again,” he said to the group of EMU students.
Goodwill also shared well-received stories about NBA players as well as a slew of insider information learned from years as a beat reporter, the kind of lessons you wished you had known before you made the mistakes that taught them to you.