Kent McDill has covered sports in the Chicago area since 1985. He worked for United Press International from 1978-1988, then worked for the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights from 1988-2007. He spent 11 years covering the Chicago Bulls, from 1988-1999, then covered the Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire from 1999-2007. He has worked as a freelance sports writer since 2008. McDill and his wife, Janice, have four children.