KC Kingdom is expanding at a rapid pace, and our goal is to be the best Kansas City area sports site on the internet. Aaron, Josh, and I are pleased to announce we have added another new staff member, Skip Harvey, to our staff roster. Skip will be helping in our effort to expand our Royals and Chiefs coverage, plus maybe a few other things as well. We are excited to have him writing for KC Kingdom.
Skip has hit the ground running, and has already published his first article with us. He has a great take on Tony Gonzalez’ legacy in Kansas City.
Like all of the new writers to KC Kingdom, Skip Harvey took a few minutes to answer eight questions so we can get to know him just a little better. Here are his answers to those 8 questions:
How did you become a fan of the team you’re covering?
My first real sports experience was game 2 of the 1985 World Series. Perfect way to bring a new fan into a great sports culture. I’ve been a die hard KC sports fan, (and sometimes homer), ever since.
I grew up in the Kansas City area, most of it spent in Lee’s Summit. Now I hang my hat in Columbia, MO.
What is your college/educational background?
I studied Visual Communications at Truman State University and now I work for the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.
What do you do for a living?
I work in production at KOMU, the TV station that serves as a laboratory for MU’s School of Journalism. It’s the only network affiliate in the country that is also a school institution. I also tend bar at Eastside Tavern in downtown columbia and am a professional karaoke DJ, (yes, that’s really a thing). I’m also a freelance designer and comic book illustrator. I live an odd life.
What is your family situation (wife, kids, etc.)?
I am not married and have no children, but I live with my girlfriend Liz and have for 3 years now.
What do you like to do for fun (sports related or otherwise)?
I’m a karaoke fanatic. I hope to make it a career one day. Though that was never an answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” when I was a kid. I didn’t even know it was an option!
What is your favorite sports moment or memory?
Pete Stoyanovich kicking the game winning field goal against Denver in Arrowhead during the ’97 season. That’s my favorite moment as a chiefs fan. It symbolically turned the tide on a season full of doubts and provided some fairy tale-style drama. Great moment in an epic season.
What are your least favorite team(s) and why?
Oakland teams, for sure. Raiders for being the Raiders, Athletics for moving from KC. And Denver, for obvious reasons.
If you would like to write for KC Kingdom, covering the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting Kansas City, the Jayhawks, Wildcats, Tigers, or Shockers, please fill out our online application. We are always looking to add passionate fans to our roster of outstanding staff writers. We are happy to give anyone a voice but we really need writers to help with our college coverage. If you love the Tigers, Wildcats, Jayhawks, or Shockers, come join us at KC Kingdom as a staff writer.