Greg Richardson
Greg has overseen Bear Insider's daily activities since he purchased rights to the website in 2017. A life-long Cal fan, he has been a donor and season ticket-holder for Cal football and basketball for almost 30 years. During the Ben Braun era, he worked as a writer covering basketball. Outside of Bear Insider, Greg has served in a variety of senior executive roles within leading game companies including Electronic Arts, Eidos Interactive and Rumble Entertainment. Greg graduated from Cal in 1989 with a degree in political economics and lives in Menlo Park with his wife and two kids.


Nathan Allen
Staff Writer
Nathan is a Midwestern-trained professional journalist that moved to Berkeley in 2014. He's been working for Bear Insider since February of 2019. A life-long college hoops and football fan, Nathan primarily covers Cal hoops for Bear Insider with a side of football. Besides Bear Insider, his work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Quartz, and Outside, among others.
David Bush
Staff Writer
David has been writing for Bear Insider since 2009. A Cal alum (Class of 1967) he began his professional sports-writing career as an undergrad. On weekends he covered high school sports for his hometown paper The Hayward Daily Review. He also worked for the Daily Californian, serving as sports editor as a senior as well as correspondent for the San Francisco Examiner. In 1972, he joined The San Francisco Chronicle sports department and remained there until 2006. In his tenure at the Sporting Green, he covered the gamut of Bay Area sports, the Raiders, the 49ers, the A's, the Giants and of course Cal. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and the Dallas Morning News. He and his wife Lesly live in Walnut Creek.
Jim McGill
Editor in Chief
Jim has been with Bear Insider since 2003 when he began as a staff writer. He's covered Cal Athletics with an emphasis on football and basketball as well as recruiting for nearly two decades. Jim is a 1988 graduate of The University of California Berkeley. His wife Susan is also a Cal grad (Class of '89) and he has three kids - two in college and a high school senior. He has followed Cal football and basketball since childhood in the early 70s and has been on the NFL Network and several ESPN, Fox Sports and local radio and podcast outlets providing Cal football analysis.
Mike Pawlawski
Mike played quarterback for the Golden Bears from 1987-1991, graduating with a degree in communications. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and went on to play in the NFL, CFL, and XFL. Mike is currently the host of Gridiron Outdoors on Outdoor Channel, a color commentator for Cal football on Comcast SportsNet and Fox Sports Net, and owner of Pawlawski Sports, LLC. He lives with his wife and kids in Northern California.

Support Staff

Max Frincke
Associate Publisher
Max has been with Bear Insider since January of 2020. He manages social media, ad campaigns, technical aspects, and other administrative tasks. Before working for Bear Insider, Max served as a marketing specialist for the non-profit Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency. He is a Berkeley native and will graduate from the Haas School of Business at Cal in 2022.


Joshua Morgan
Josh has been with Bear Insider since November of 2019. A lifelong Cal fan, Josh has been with SB Nation’s California Golden Blogs for two years prior to joining Bear Insider. He is a current high school student set to graduate in 2020, and is one of the biggest sports fans around. He is also the captain of the varsity golf team at his high school.
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