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Julio Noel Rausseo

Age: 30

Title: Broadcast Journalist

Name of Organization: Chicago Windy City Bulls


Julio Noel Rausseo has been the voice of the Chicago Windy City Bulls since 2016, announcing basketball play-by-play for the Chicago Bulls’ development team on NBC Sports Chicago. He is also a play-by-play announcer for Chicago State University’s (CSU) Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, and Women’s basketball teams.

He also launched the Chicago State Sports Network, CSU’s digital home for sports broadcast. Rausseo is also the regional station director at the Illinois Media School, mentoring students involved in the school’s radio stations and fostering new relationships with organizations where students have direct involvement.

A versatile Puerto Rican and Venezuelan broadcast journalist, Rausseo launched his career as Sports Director of the Wind River Radio Network. Rausseo successfully managed the station’s first county-wide coverage of postseason high school basketball, broadcasting over 60 games across five stations.

In 2018, he was recognized as the Best Sports play-by-play Men’s Basketball by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and in 2015 for the Small Market Sports Station of the Year by Wyoming Association of Broadcasting. Rausseo has also reported on the 2013 Gold Cup, was play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Slaughter and covered radio and TV NCAA events for Men’s Basketball and Football, and Women’s Softball for the WIU Leathernecks and University of Wyoming athletics. His portfolio includes coverage of the NBA Basketball Without Borders Global Games as part of the 2020 NBA All-star weekend in Chicago, the 2016 Illinois Presidential Primary, coverage of the Illinois General Assembly, state politics in Wyoming, the 2012 Presidential Campaign, and the NATO Summit.

Rausseo studied broadcasting and sociology at Western Illinois University. He credits his Latino heritage for his strong work ethic and is enthusiastic to highlight the success of Latinos in news and sports media.

“Breathe easy, think slowly, dream focused.”

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