Lawrence Gilligan, KRQE News 13
Anybody who knows me knows how passionate I am about sports. My entire family is nuts about sports, especially teams in the Bay Area. I remember watching Ricky Henderson break the stolen base record at Oakland-Alameda coliseum as a kid, the raiders winning the AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans, as well as lose to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC title game. Ultimately growing up, I've remembered exactly what I wanted to do. Work in sports. Not only do you get the best seat in any arena, but you get to interview players/coaches after games as well. Sounds like a good deal to me, not everybody can become a professional athlete, so why not tell stories about them?
I was born in Oakland, CA but we were a military family so I’ve lived in a lot of different places: Australia, California, and Florida just to name a few. Once my father retired from the Navy in 1998, we relocated to the Land of Enchantment. Though I have lived in many places, and was born in Oakland, I call New Mexico home.
I attended Rio Rancho High School (class of 2002), and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications, and a minor in Anthropology.
I had the opportunity to cover Baylor Athletics for two years before coming to KRQE News 13, where I covered women's hoops phenom Brittney Griner, Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III, and Team USA softball pitcher Whitney Canion among other great college coaches and athletes.
I am very passionate when it comes to the Lobos, Cal Golden Bears, Baylor, A's, Warriors, Raiders, and Sharks.
In my spare time, I love to run outdoors, work out, watch movies, and hang out with my family and friends.