Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Adjunct Faculty Directory

Randal Minkoff

Title/s:  Adjunct Faculty

Email: rminkoff@luc.edu


Randy Minkoff has the rare distinction of having expertise in both print and broadcasting as a nationally recognized journalist.   He has had several successful careers, first as a news and sports writer and broadcaster, and now as partner in The Speaking Specialists in Chicago.   Minkoff conducts sessions in contemporary media and social media training, issue management, and persuasive communication for individuals and groups in business and athletics at the highest levels around the world.

Minkoff enjoyed a long and distinguished career with United Press International--first as the state news editor in Des Moines, IA and Frankfort, KY-- then as the long time Midwest sports editor for UPI based in Chicago.   During his career he covered major news and sporting events including various Super Bowls and World Series.    His stories were published worldwide.   While at UPI, he also served as television critic and columnist.

Minkoff then gained fame at WGN Radio, where he served as on-air reporter, anchor, and talk show host.   He also was play-by-play announcer for DePaul men’s basketball, with the legendary coach Ray Meyer as his broadcast partner. 

He is the author of “For Love of Ivy’, the biography of the late Chicago Cub Ron Santo, chronicling his career and his fight against diabetes.  Today as a popular seminar leader, Minkoff brings his versatility and wealth of experience as a reporter who has been on the front lines.  He brings his fresh perspective as the media world continues to evolve.

Minkoff joined the SOC faculty in 2009.  Courses taught:   Sports Broadcasting, Ethics and Communication, Reporting and Writing, News Editing, Journalism Research Methods,   & Business and Professional Speaking.

He is a native of St. Louis, MO and a graduate of Drake University’s School of Journalism.