NEW YORK (WFAN) — Congratulations to Patrick McGlynn, this year’s Fantasy Phenom winner and WFAN’s newest on-air personality!
Six talented finalists had their chance last Wednesday to impress host Mike Francesa, the live crowd at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, judges Tiki Barber, Kim Jones and John Jastremski, and the voting public. McGlynn, a 35-year-old special education and social studies teacher from Totowa, N.J., was the listeners’ choice.
“I’d like to congratulate our WFAN Fantasy Phenom Year 5 winner Patrick McGlynn,” said Mark Chernoff, vice president of sports programming for CBS Radio and WFAN program director. “Patrick will now get to host a weekly show on WFAN starting later this spring. I would also like to congratulate our five runners-up. All six did tremendous jobs. I’d also like to thank all of our listeners who voted online and truly made this a ‘People’s Choice’ contest.”
A lifelong Mets fan, McGlynn joins past Fantasy Phenom winners Demetri Adrahtas, Joe Giglio, Jastremski and Gregg Sussman.
“I was actually pretty confident (about winning),” McGlynn told Francesa on the air on Tuesday. “…I felt really good about my answer (in the final). I felt like I gave the best performance I possibly could, and then it was just into the hands of the judges and the fan vote.”
McGlynn was mentored by WFAN morning show co-host Craig Carton. He beat out Samuel Eliacin (Team Joe), Sam Mines (Team Francesa), Marcia Herold (Team Evan), Neil Dwyer (Team Somers) and Brandon Contes (Team Boomer) for the grand prize.