Adrienne Roberson started out as a theater major at the University of Tennessee but quickly switched to broadcasting when she realized she could combine two passions: sports and speaking into a microphone. She loved listening to Casey Kasem and Dick Clark on the radio, and she grew up in Philadelphia, going to Eagles and Phillies games with her dad. Once she got to Tennessee, she realized “it’s like you eat and breathe football.” Get to know more about Adrienne and her job here.
The Redskins’ highly prized offseason free agent signing will join Fox Sports as a regular contributor this season, according to Emily Kaplan of MMQB.com. Read more about Josh’s second job here.
MSG Networks announced Thursday that he will succeed Howie Rose as the lead TV play-by-play voice for the Islanders alongside analyst Butch Goring. Read more about Burke’s “dream job” here.
The Sixers have two players participating in the Olympics, Dario Saric and Sergio Rodriguez. But on top of players participating, the Sixers are also represented behind the mic. The man who calls the play-by-play for all of the Sixers games on Comcast Sports Network, Marc Zumoff, will be calling the women’s basketball games for NBC Sports. Not only Zumoff, but his partner, Alaa Abdelnaby, will be calling the games on the radio for Westwood One. Read on for more on the Sixers contingency at the Rio Olympics.
Primary sports anchor Shawn Stepner is leaving the station after his contract expires at the end of August. He’s worked at the station since December 2007. Stepner’s departure means Joe Buscaglia will replace Stepner as sports director. Read more about the changes here.
Blackwell joins News Anchors Dan Green, Erin Clark, and Chief Meteorologist Lee Solomon, Monday through Friday, at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. Learn more about Drea’s background here.
Longtime, versatile ESPN Radio voice Marc Kestecher will serve as the lead play-by-play commentator for the NBA on ESPN Radio beginning with the 2016-17 NBA season. He will pair with analysts including Jon Barry, PJ Carlesimo and Kara Lawson to call regular-season, All-Star and playoff games. He will work with Hall of Famer Hubie Brown on the NBA Conference Finals and the NBA Finals. See what Marc had to say about the new job here.
“As promised, Mike will contribute to all of our biggest events,” NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood said. “From Royal Troon to Rio to the NFL, and that’s just the start.” Read on for more.
Ben Creighton will leave the KEZI 9 News, an ABC affiliate, in Eugene, Ore., where he is a sports anchor and reporter, KLRT-TV said in a release. He will take over the position that belonged to Chase Shannon, who left Fox 16 last week for a job in Wichita, Kan. Read what Ben had to say here.
Sager was part of the on-air crew for Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in what appears to be a one-time deal between TNT parent Turner Broadcasting and ESPN, which handles the broadcast for fellow Disney-owned network ABC. Read more about this incredible opportunity for Sager here.
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