Cisco started delivering The Beacon News around his Aurora neighborhood when he was 9. He went to work at McDonald’s when he was 14 and worked his way up to manager. Between those two jobs, Cisco learned one important lesson: working hard really stinks. So, he decided to get into radio.
After graduating from Aurora Christian High School, he went to Western Illinois University to study radio and television. While there he worked at WIUM-FM in Macomb and WBYS-AM/FM in Canton. When his 5 years at Western were up (that’s not a typo) he was hired as a news reporter and anchor at 670 AM WMAQ in Chicago. 18 months later he had a feeling they were going to fire everyone to take the station all-sports so he moved across town to do the same job at 890 AM WLS. After a stint working with Big John Howell at 560 AM WIND he came back to 890 AM WLS where he hosted a show until 2011. After a stop at Moody Radio 90.1 FM, he is now heard regularly as a midday news anchor and co-host of The Noon Business Hour on Newsradio WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM.
Cisco has a Master of Divinity degree from Moody Bible Institute and Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. That caused former colleague Jay Marvin to give him the nickname “The Reverend.” This may have been prophetic because Cisco, his wife Anna, and three children live in Oak Park and are a part of a team planting Village Church of Oak Park. You can read more about the church HERE.