Blake Landa is currently in his last semester at the University of Illinois working on completing his B.S. degree in Journalism, focusing on broadcasting. In the spring semester of 2020, Blake was an On-Air talent for both Good Morning Illini as well as Illini Sports Night. This semester Blake will be moving into the producer’s chair for Illini Sports Night to help create this show even though Illini sports have been postponed for the fall. Blake has experience reporting live sports in front of the camera as well as experience behind the camera, editing and producing sports programs. Blake has also been producing the radio program “Illini Pella Saturday Sports Talk”, a two hour Saturday morning sports show, for two years for the local radio station Newstalk 1400, WDWS. He is looking forward to reporting great sports journalism this semester as well as continuing to build Illini Sports Night into a staple program at Richmond studios. Blake has also been a classic rock DJ for Classic Hits, 107.9 WKIO, for the past year and a half.
Blake is a lifelong Illini fan, cheering for all of Illini Nation sports but his favorite is basketball. He also cheers for Chicago sports teams including the Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks. He is an avid disc golfer and concert goer (when concerts are happening) who has traveled across the country in search of both the most fun course to play and the most fun act to see live.