It’s another edition of the “Live from Imperial” series today on Talking Buffalo as Patrick Moran is joined by new WIVB-TV sports anchor and reporter Carl Jones to discuss his life and career at this point in addition to some Buffalo Bills talk in a conversation recorded live from Imperial Pizza in South Buffalo.

Carl’s new to the Buffalo sports media and also brand new to living in the city of Buffalo, even though he’s extremely familiar in covering the Bills because of his time previously in Rochester. They talk about Carl getting the opportunity to join the Channel 4 sports team alongside Josh Reed and Sara Holland, and how that process played out.

They also spend plenty of time about Carl’s upbringing in Cleveland and being a very talented football player, a part of a team that won two straight state championships and helped propel him to a scholarship to play college football at Syracuse. There’s plenty of football tales included and Patrick asks Carl how much being a former high level football player has helped him in his job so far as a sports reporter.

Of course there’s plenty of Bills talk on the table as well, including Carl’s confidence in Von Miller to be “a dude” again going forward, and if Greg Rousseau and Khalil Shakir have that kind of trait in their ceiling.

That plus Carl talking about how Stuart Scott became an inspiration for him to get into sports broadcasting, getting comfortable in front of the camera, his initial thoughts on Buffalo, the “Fun Fact” finale and plenty more. Make sure to follow Carl on Twitter @CarlJones_11 and of course check out the great work he’s doing at WIVB.

Big shout-out and thank you once again to Imperial Pizza for being a gracious host and for their excellent wings. They now have two locations, 1035 Abbott Road and 1665 Main Street


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