Coming Friday: Matt Stevens balances the books

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Matt Stevens, left, has been with Chris Roberts and Wayne Cook on the UCLA radio broadcast team for the last nine seasons.

Coming from the world of commercial real estate banker and investing his time as a UCLA radio analyst, Matt Stevens says he’s found a very nice balance in his life today.

“I feel like I’m the luckiest guy in the world,” the 45-year-old Stevens said from his offices in San Diego.

A nice career as a UCLA quarterback — leading the team to the 1986 Rose Bowl over favored Iowa — followed by some time in the NFL, Arena League and even overseas, Stevens triumphed as a cancer survivor before embarking on broadcasting nearly 15 years ago.

After finishing his 9th season as the Bruins’ color man, and a good friend of current head coach Rick Neuheisel, Stevens gave us some insight into his career goals and why the last few years on the job have probably been his most enjoyable as our 18th annual best and worst of the L.A. media polls move forward to lay out our Top 10 and Bottom 5 of the TV and radio game analysts.

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