Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a trade! 670 The Score in Chicago has announced it’s swapping the roles of Zach Zaidman and Mark Grote.
Zaidman spent 14 years working the Chicago Bears beat, including serving as the team’s sideline reporter on Bears radio broadcasts on Entercom Chicago’s sister stations WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9. His exit from covering the Bears is the result of accepting a new challenge as the pregame and postgame host on Chicago Cubs radio broadcasts which air on The Score.
Filling Zaidman’s spot on the Bears beat is Mark Grote who spent the past three seasons covering the Cubs for The Score. One of those seasons (the 2016 campaign) resulted in a championship for the Cubs, one which Grote had a chance to be a part of. Coincidentally, his role change comes one day after the Bears introduced Matt Nagy as their new head coach. That alone should give the new Bears beat reporter plenty to dive into for the foreseeable future.
“I felt it was time to change beats,” said Mitch Rosen, program director of 670 The Score. “After (Zaidman’s) 14 years on the Bears beat and Grote’s three years on the Cubs — and a World Series ring — the timing felt right to make the move. I’m very happy for both of them. … (It will be) good for both.”