Greg Bicouvaris is a native of Newport News, Virginia, and is the owner of GJB Productions & Marketing, based in Newport News, VA and services all of Southeastern Virginia and beyond.
Bicouvaris has been involved in radio and television since he was a student at George Mason University where he graduated in 1989. While at George Mason, Greg really developed his media presence and networking skills. During the four years at George Mason, Greg worked at the college radio station, was the sports director for WGMU his junior year, and did play by play for the college radio station his sophomore and junior years. By his senior year, Greg did color commentary for the GMU radio network for all of George Mason's men's basketball games at the Patriot Center. Currently, Greg hosts Sports Scene on News Talk 1650 AM/92.5 WHKT. It is also available on tunein.com. In 2015, Greg did play by play on the USCAA Network for the USCAA Baseball National Championship in Hampton, VA. Greg did play by play for the 2016 USCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship in Virginia Beach for the USCAA Network.
In 2017, Greg, with the help of Chuck Hall, created the Hampton Roads Sports Media Hall of Fame. It will honor Broadcast, Public Relations and Print Professionals who have achieved excellence in Sports Media. Starting in 2018, a group of Media types will be honored at a Race at Langley Speedway. Langley Speedway will host this event yearly and will be the home for this Hall of Fame.
Greg also hosted a TV show his senior year on GMU TV, called the Bickie show in 1989. He worked as a student assistant in the sports information department as well. Greg did commentary on football & basketball games for Warner Cable Channel-8 in Reston, VA from 1987-90.
While at George Mason, Greg spent two summers in 1987 and 1988 interning at one of the elite radio stations in the country, WCBS-AM 880. Greg Bicouvaris also made valuable connections and has had the chance to freelance for CBS, ABC, NBC, ESPN, ESPN-2, ESPNU, ESPN Plus, ESPN-3, ESPN News, Fox, HBO, HTS, Jefferson Pilot Sports, Big East Network, Proserv, Crosscreek, Creative Sports Marketing, TNT, TBS, Time Warner Cable, USA, CBS Sports Network, FS1, FSN, NFL Network, NBCSN, BEIN, and various production companies. Greg is currently a stage manager for Fox Sports for the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens games as well as ESPN for college basketball and football in the mid atlantic area.
Greg has had the chance to work behind the scenes on 14 different sports for the television networks. They are football, basketball, the NBA draft, baseball, golf, tennis, horse racing, indy racing, nascar/auto racing, soccer, track & field, softball, bowling, boxing, and lacrosse.
Since 1991, Greg Bicouvaris has been a talk show host and play by play announcer for NNPS TV CH 47. Greg has done play by play for 13 different sports (football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, swimming, table tennis, rugby, wrestling, track and field, gymnastics, soccer and volleyball). He has also hosted the award winning TV program "Sports Highlights" (a sports, educational, entertainment, and interview show) on NNPS TV. Overall in radio and TV, Greg Bicouvaris has been an announcer, talk show host, commentator, sports announcer, host, stage manager, assisted in production support, assistant to unit managers, and an account executive. Greg has done sales, marketing and promotions, and has produced radio and TV programming from the concept. Sports Highlights also airs on Verizon Fios 17 in Newport News and www.nnpstv.com. www.nnpstv.com also has several shows that are archived on the website.
Greg has also been a stringer for the VA Tech ISP Network at football games, and has been a stringer in radio for ESPN, Metro News, Sportsfan, Virginia News Network, WPTF radio in Raleigh, as well as other radio networks. Greg has worked part time at several Hampton Roads radio and TV stations including WNIS radio.
Greg was the public address announcer for the VHSL AAA State Baseball Championship from 2004 - 2007. Greg was also a public address announcer at the Citi Open ATP and WTA Tennis Tournament in Washington, D.C. in 2016.
Greg Bicouvaris has been featured in several newspaper stories and articles in the Daily Press, Virginian-Pilot, Richmond Times Dispatch, Oyster Pointer, as well as being mentioned in the Washington Post, dcrtv.com, and vartv.com (see News Articles).
Greg also received awards from The Communicator, Silver Telly, Virginia Tennis Association, the Peninsula Sports Club, and Menchville High School.
Greg has done reenacting for the Cable TV Programs FBI Files and New Detectives. They were featured on the Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery, and are also showcased on youtube.com. Three of the shows Greg has been on are Radical Resistance, Bad Company and Deadly Dealings.
On the radio Greg has done media buying and been heard on the following Hampton Roads radio station frequencies via commercials and programs. AM Stations: 740*, 790, 850*, 1010, 1050, 1230, 1270, 1310, 1490*, 1650; FM Stations: 91.5, 92.3, 92.5, 92.9, 93.7, 94.1*, 94.9, 95.7, 96.1, 97.3, 98.7, 100.1, 100.5, 101.3, 101.7*, 102.1*, Z104, 105.3*, 106.1, 106.9, 107.7 (* also worked part time at one time)
For Red Zebra Broadcasting, Greg has hosted the TV Sports Minute. Greg has also done play by play and has hosted the "Sports Year in Review Show" on the game, and talk shows such as "Sports Scene". Greg has also had a chance to host the Doug Williams Show. Greg did color commentary for the CAA Men's basketball tournament in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for 102.1 FM & 1490 AM The Game, ESPN 950 AM, www.caasports.com, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Greg also did radio announcing at the CAA Tournament in 1992 and 1998, and has been the stage manager for ESPN for six of the CAA finals in Richmond. Greg has hosted the Golf Scene, been fill-in host for the Coach Merrill Show, hosted Chesapeake football highlights and hosted other talk shows for the Game. Greg worked for Red Zebra from 2007-2013.
Greg Bicouvaris has a strong bond to family and friends. He was very close to his mother and father. His father, Jim Bicouvaris, was a big influence on him in sports as well as developing a great consistency in work and being a gentleman. Greg and his father shared a passion for Ohio State football and they had the pleasure to meet the former football coach Woody Hayes, in 1986. Jim Bicouvaris was an outstanding insurance agent for 40 years. Greg's mother, Dr. Mary V. Bicouvaris was a great source for Greg in all aspects of his life including his education. Dr. Mary V. Bicouvaris was an educator at the middle school, high school, and collegiate level for 38 years. She was the 1988 Virginia Teacher of the Year and the 1989 National Teacher of the Year. Greg's mother and father were married for 38 years. Greg has an Annual Tennis Tournament in honor of his mother and father each year since 2001.
Greg's sister is an educator and has been a Stage Manager at college football, college basketball, lacrosse, high school basketball, NFL, MLB, and MLS Soccer games in the mid-atlantic area. Greg is a proud uncle of his sister's daughter and her husband. In 2005 he became a godfather. Greg is a member of the Ahepa and the Greek Orthodox Church (Saints Constantine & Helen). Greg served on the parish council from 2007-10 and was vice president from 2008-10. Greg is on the Parish Council for 2017 and 2018 and has been a board member of the Peninsula Sports Club.
Greg has traveled abroad to several countries including Greece, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. He enjoys the beach (his favorites in the USA are Virginia Beach, Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, and Miami Beach), swimming, dining out with family and friends, festivals and movies. He was also ranked in the state and mid atlantic area for tennis in 1997.
Greg prides himself in his consistency, marketing skills, customer service, and time management. He has practiced these attributes since the early age of 12, when he was a newspaper carrier for the Times Herald and the Daily Press until he was 17.
Greg as an emcee of the Newport News Greek Festival
With Matt Smith at 2013 CAA Basketball Tournament in Richmond, VA.
Greg in Athens, Greece
Ray Price and Greg at
George Mason University Patriot Center
Greg, Mike Doss, Evan Kontras, and Greg Kontras
Greg with Ray Price, TV Producer, cameraman & editor
of Greg's Television shows, games , and commercials
Greg's father, sister, and her godfather
at a Norfolk Tides game in 2003
Greg at the Preakness
Greg with Doris Burke of ESPN
Greg's sister Valerie with
former NFL great Sam Huff
Greg at the Verizon Center
Sacramento Kings at Washington Wizards (2/9/14)