Longtime local talk show host, reporter and media personality Mike'l Severe will join The World-Herald this spring for a new sports talk show, "The Bottom Line."
The new show will be broadcast exclusively online at Omaha.com/bottomline. The show will have a dedicated smartphone app for listening on the go. Episodes will also be available in video and podcast form.
Severe made the announcement Friday on KOZN 1620's "Unsportsmanlike Conduct," where he has served as co-host of the radio show since 2004.
The new show, set to launch on the new World-Herald Live network in March 2014, will focus on sports news and take questions daily from listeners via phone, e-mail and text. The show will feature guests from the sports world, including newsmakers and The World-Herald's award-winning team of columnists and reporters. The show also will offer news updates daily and special segments from the local entertainment scene. It will broadcast weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m.
"Whether it's the Huskers, the Mavs or the Jays, it'll be covered on World-Herald Live and on 'The Bottom Line'," Severe said.
Severe describes the online radio show as the next generation of sports talk.
"It's all on the internet, easy for you to access, and all the information you need," Severe said. "A new way to do sports, news and entertainment."
After graduating from Sam Houston State, Severe began his career as a New Orleans-based sports producer before anchoring a morning show in Monroe, La. Severe later served as a full-time education reporter with the ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, N.M., where he won the New Mexico Broadcasters Award for Best Reporting.
In 2002, Severe entered the Omaha market as a KETV morning show reporter before joining "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" two years later. In August 2012, Severe and co-host John Bishop were named to the list of "Top 30 Sports Talk Hosts in America" by trade magazine Radio INK.
For continuing updates on the show prior to its March debut, follow The Bottom Line on Facebook and Twitter.
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Video: Host Mike'l Severe introduces "The Bottom Line," a new World-Herald talk show: