MoCo’s Most Famous

February 18, 2021 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Lewis Black

Lewis Black is that angry, ranting comedian from several stand-ups specials, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and the man who essentially played himself as the voice of Anger in the Pixar animated, Oscar-winning film Inside Out in 2015. Black grew up in a funny household in Silver Spring attending Springbrook High School in the 60’s […]

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February 3, 2021 | Staff Writer

Good Counsel Alum O’Daniel Excited About Second Trip to Super Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dorian O’Daniel, a Good Counsel High School alumnus, is trying to win his second straight Super Bowl. MyMCM’s Joe Yasharoff spoke to O’Daniel, 26, on the MoCo’s Most Famous podcast ahead of the big game on Sunday. In this clip from the interview, O’Daniel explains what it means to reach the […]

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February 2, 2021 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Super Bowl Edition with Dorian O’Daniel

Dorian O’Daniel knows winning. In high school, he won a state championship at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, won four ACC Championships and a National Championship at Clemson University and last year was a member of the Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs. On Sunday, O’Daniel, a special teams player and linebacker, and […]

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December 1, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Take Me Home, Country Roads

“Take Me Home, Country Roads” was a big hit for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Denver in 1971, peaking at number two on the Billboard charts. It is considered Denver’s signature song and became one of West Virginia’s official state songs in 2014 but the song has strong Montgomery County roots. Two of […]

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October 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery County Sports Hall of Famer Curtis Pride

Curtis Pride was a dominant athlete at Kennedy High School in the 1980’s in not one, not two but three sports. He was all-county and all-state in baseball, basketball and soccer. Pride was also all-America in soccer. And somehow, he found the time to maintain a 3.6 GPA. This Sunday, Pride, 51, will be inducted […]

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October 5, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous Podcast: Former Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett

Isiah “Ike” Leggett has come out of retirement. But just briefly he says. Leggett, 76, has joined a group including David Blair, Connie Morella and Carmen Ortiz Larsen whose goal is to fight against two questions on the ballot for the upcoming election: Questions B and D. Leggett spoke to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the […]

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August 17, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Springbrook Grad Weinstein Named Washington Football Team Radio Voice

Bram Weinstein is the new radio play-by-play announcer for the Washington Football Team. Weinstein grew up in Montgomery County a huge fan of the football team. He graduated from Springbrook High School and then American University. He has worked at ESPN, ESPN radio and FOX5 over the last several years. In the late 1990’s, Weinstein […]

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July 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, July 7, and today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. Because scattered thunderstorms are expected later in the day, this is something sweeter that we can look forward to. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. […]

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July 2, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous about […]

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December 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Santa Claus Visits from the North Pole

As the song reminds us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. At MyMCMedia, we want to help make the holidays as festive as possible so we approached the most beloved and famous person of all – especially this time of year – to see if he would grace us with his presence on […]

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