Reggie first became interested in journalism at age 14 after watching the movie “All the President’s Men”. He was fascinated by the notion that the free press could serve as a powerful check against governmental abuses. He took his first journalism class during his sophomore year and started writing for the school yearbook and newspaper. The summer before his senior year in high school, Reggie was named the top student at a two-week journalism workshop sponsored by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, which led to his first newspaper job, writing obituaries for the San Antonio Light.
In the Fall of 1986, Reggie enrolled at Southwest Texas State University as a journalism major and during his freshman year, he landed an internship with the Austin American-Statesman. He worked at the American-Statesman off and on throughout his freshman year, publishing more than 100 byline stories. In 1987, he received the H.M Fetress Award given by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association to the Outstanding Journalism Intern in Texas.
In 1989, Reggie was one of 12 students chosen nationally to attend the Graduate Enhancement Program in Communications at Ohio University. In 1990, Reggie landed a highly competitive internship at Newsday on Long Island. After graduation in 1991, Reggie moved to Denver, Colorado to try out for the Denver Broncos.
He was hired by the Rocky Mountain News to write a weekly sports column. The column was initially scheduled to be a four-week stint during his rookie training camp, but it turned into an eight-year sports column for the News. During his NFL career, Reggie was a co-host for several Denver television and radio shows including Broncos Beat, Sports Extra, The Orange Zone, Reggie’s Kids and Rolling with Rivers.
After retiring from football, Reggie continued his journalism career, hosting general topic radio talk shows on 850 KOA and 630 KHOW, writing an opinion-editorial column for the Denver Post, writing an NFL column for Pro Football Weekly, and hosting a PBS talk-show called Global Agenda. In television, Reggie has worked as a football analyst for ABC Sports College Football, the Mountain Sports Network and CBS 4 in Denver. He was also a weekend sports anchor for CBS 4.