Carolyn "CJ" Silas was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended both USC and Syracuse University, graduating from SU with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She spent two season doing minor league baseball Stadium Announcing for the Toronto Blue Jays Triple A team and the New York Yankees Double A team. Before she could even walk the aisle to accept her diploma from SU, she was working full time at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. She left the East Coast to return west to do some field producing and voice over work for ESPN Sunday night Baseball and 'Talk2' with Jim Rome on ESPN2. Silas later spent eight months covering the OJ Simpson Trial at the Los Angeles courthouse everyday. In 1996, she traveled to Seattle to work on her first sports talk show.
She left the Pacific Northwest and headed back East for a night talk show, landing her a full-time gig with CBS SportsLine radio in Fort Lauderdale. She felt too far from home and decided to head back to Seattle to do weekends at KJR Sports Radio and a morning show on KJR-FM. CJ continued moving around and went South to the Central Coast of California where she first volunteered for the American Red Cross (ARC) during the Hurricane Katrina and Rita recovery efforts in Louisiana.
Silas worked as a fill-in talk show host for ESPN Radio at the national level, also doing an afternoon show on a local ESPN Radio affiliate. As for where CJ is now, she is the baseball announcer for Cal Poly SLO, and the softball, baseball, and football play-by-play announcer at Alan Hancock College. She is also the host of her very own radio show on ESPN 1280AM/FM 101.7 The Ticket where she gets to talk about absolutely anything her heart desires - whether that be sports, social activism, or even just her day-to-day life.