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Broadcaster helps build excitement for Ontario Reign

Zakrzewski is currently in his second season as director of broadcasting for the Reign. He said he started out — like a number of sports broadcasters and writers — hoping to see action on the field or ice.

And like most of his colleagues, that never happened.

 

Read on for more on the passion Zakrzewski brings to the table here.

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Baseball play-by-play broadcasting and minority representation

The veteran play-by-play man Dave Sims can’t tell you exactly when, but it was around this time back in 2006 when he started. All he’d ever wanted to do was call MLB games, and a decade ago, he became the voice of the Seattle Mariners.

But that voice knew it was alone. Sims remembers spending those first years noting that he was one of a handful of minorities working play-by-play. Ten years later, he still sees the same disparity.

More after the jump.

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For New Islanders Announcer, a Place to Call Home

“Brendan and Mary Burke, and their 2-year old daughter, Quinn, moved into a third-floor apartment in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn last month. It is only a 15-minute walk from Brendan’s new office, the Barclays Center, where he is MSG’s new announcer for Islanders telecasts. That short journey is the culmination of a 10-year odyssey to his first job with a major professional team.”

Check out Brendan’s journey here.