Our Team

Our Team

Arif Hasan

Arif Hasan has written for sites all across the internet and his work has been featured in the Star Tribune, LA Times, Forbes, SB Nation, International Business Times, the Bleacher Report and MSNBC. He’s made radio appearances for 1500 ESPN, TSN, KATE 1450 and others. He currently also writes for the Daily Norseman and Optimum Scouting. You can find him on twitter at @ArifHasanNFL.

Luke Inman

Luke Inman is Cold Omaha’s resident NFL Draft guru. He’s an aspiring scout and stars in/produces the infamous Prospect a Day videos for eDraft on YouTube as well as appearing on pretty much every single show on the Cold Omaha Podcast Network, most notably The Andy, Luke and Arif Football Machine. He’s also the King of the Lakeville Buffalo Wild Wings. Follow Luke on Twitter @Luke_Spinman.

Sam Ekstrom

Sam Ekstrom is a Cold Omaha staff writer who also covers the Minnesota Vikings for Cumulus Media and about.com. He is a high school play-by-play voice at BCTV, MSBN and Prep Spotlight and a former sports radio host at 105 The Ticket. Follow Sam on Twitter @SamEkstrom.

Brandon Warne

Brandon Warne covers the Twins for Cold Omaha, and has had his work featured in numerous places across the United States. Locally, Warne’s work has appeared at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1500 ESPN and Go96.3 for writing and audio, and he’s also had written work appear on Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs and cited in the Los Angeles Times. Warne lives in the outer Twin Cities suburbs with his wife, Amanda. Listen to his Cold Omaha podcast Midwest Swing. Follow Brandon on Twitter: @Brandon_Warne.

Zach Wright

Zach Wright was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a lifelong Minnesota sports fan. He attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette as well as Brown College for broadcasting and began as an assistant producer at the former sports station 105 The Ticket in Minneapolis. Through The Ticket, Zach met Tom Schreier and Sam Ekstrom and began working with Cold Omaha. Zach is currently a morning show host, sports director, and play by play man for the KK Radio Network in Wadena, Minnesota. Listen to his Cold Omaha show Just Another Sports Podcast. Follow Zach on Twitter: @ZachWright1070.

Zach Bennett

Zachary Bennett covers all types of basketball, though most of his work focuses on the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. He is a contributor to the Hardwood Paroxysm Basketball Network, and has written at SB Nation’s Canis Hoopus.

Tom Schreier

Tom Schreier is a co-founder of Cold Omaha and has previously written about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014. He previously co-hosted The Wake Up Call with Sam Ekstrom and Nic Hallett on Sunday mornings from 8-11am and was a frequent guest on The Bob Sansevere Show and Radioactive Sports with Mike Morris and Ben Holsen on weekday afternoons. Follow Tom on Twitter @tschreier3.

Michael Knight

Michael Knight is an opinion based professional broadcast personality and writer, a career radio guy that has worked in broadcast marketing for the last five years. He also works as a commercial voice over talent and is currently narrating novels for author R.P. Wolff.
Voted Radio “Personality Of The Year” by his peers twice recently for hosting morning and afternoon drive talk radio shows in Boston and Milwaukee, Knight has appeared regularly as a featured guest on the Doug Gottlieb Show on CBS Sports Radio. His most recent shows aired daily on Sports Radio 105 The Ticket in Minneapolis. Before that, he worked as a host for Entercom in Boston and Milwaukee for 10 years.
He co-founded Cold Omaha.com with Tom Schreier while doing midday Sports Talk in Minneapolis. His podcasts are mostly sports, business and entertainment based and can be found on coldomaha.com.  He also hosts the Michael Knight Channel on YouTube.
Follow Knight on Twitter: @MikeTalksBig.

Nic Hallett

Nic Hallett is a Cold Omaha editor and writer, who specializes in soccer and hockey coverage. He has previously covered sports for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Big Ten Network. Follow Nic on Twitter: @nicolashallett.

Sam Gordon

Sam Gordon grew up in the Twin Cities and attended the University of Minnesota, where he majored in journalism. He’s written for several national and local publications, including USA Today, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. He co-hosted the sports show on the University’s Radio K during his senior year and interned with KFAN before joining the now defunct 105 The Ticket, where he was a regular contributor until its contraction. Sam coaches high school basketball and enjoys lifting weights in his spare time. You can follow him on Twitter: @SamuelEGordon.

Brian Dezelske

Brian is the host of Cold Omaha’s Fantasy Football Podcast. He’s also Cold Omaha’s fantasy football contributor. Before that he was a contributor to Bruno Boys Fantasy Football, and was also a featured columnist with Bleacher Report covering the Minnesota Vikings. Follow him on Twitter: @BrianDezelske.

Andy Carlson

Andy Carlson is Cold Omaha’s Podcast Czar and is the self-proclaimed “Jackass Fan with a Microphone”. He began podcasting in 2013 with the Purple FTW! Podcast: Dedicated to the pain AND pleasure that is the Minnesota Vikings. On top of producing most of the shows on the network, he also stars on The Andy, Luke and Arif Football Machine and the eponymous The Andy Carlson Show. He has a degree in Economics from Winona State University, which really comes in handy… Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyCarlsonShow.