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About Jeremiah Paprocki

Jeremiah Paprocki's passion for announcing began during his youth attending Chicago sporting events. Early into his sophomore year of high school at CICS Northtown Academy in 2014, Paprocki was able to put his voice to use by landing the role of school announcer, reading the school announcements during the homeroom hour. Paprocki would eventually start doing public address announcing for some sports teams at the school. Paprocki graduated from CICS Northtown Academy in 2017.

UIC Flames

Photo: JC DeNava III

Jeremiah Paprocki has been working with UIC Flames Athletics since March 19, 2016. He has provided multiple services including serving as PA Announcer for the following Division-I sports: Baseball, Softball, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Soccer, Volleyball, and Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving. 

Paprocki was one of the PA Announcer's for the NCAA 2018 Men's National Collegiate Gymnastics Championships hosted by UIC at the Credit Union 1 Arena.

Additionally, Paprocki serves as the In-game Entertainment Coordinator for all UIC Men's Basketball games, responsible for choosing fans to take part in the in-game entertaiment during media timeouts and halftime, and executing placement as set by the Game Director. 

Paprocki graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) on December 10, 2021 with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. Paprocki is still employed with the UIC Flames.

Photo: JC DeNava III

The Late Night Flame

Jeremiah Paprocki has production experience serving as the Executive Producer and Host of the late night talk show "The Late Night Flame with Jeremiah Paprocki", a UIC Creative Digital production. Paprocki had the idea for this show during spring break 2019 and presented it to the UIC Student Activity Board. Building the production took place all of Fall 2019 and the first live show was taped in-person on January 21, 2020. Only three episodes were filmed in-person before the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Two "At The Crib" at home versions of the show were taped before the cancellation of the show. Click to view episodes

Wrigley Field

Photo: Stephen Green (Cubs)

Jeremiah Paprocki was hired as the Chicago Cubs new Public Address Announcer in May 2021. Paprocki's first game was on May 17, 2021 vs Washington Nationals. Paprocki made history for being the youngest in the position at 21 years old and the first African-American to hold the position as well. The microphone used in his first season is currently in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Click to read more


Chicago Red Stars

Jeremiah Paprocki was hired by the Chicago Red Stars as their PA Announcer at the start of the 2022 NWSL Season, prior to the Challenge Cup.

Photo: JC DeNava III

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