Bob Fitzgerald

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For the American basketball player, see Bob Fitzgerald (basketball).
Fitzgerald in 2011.

Robert James Fitzgerald (born 1966)[1] is an American sports broadcaster who is currently the TV play-by-play announcer for the NBA team Golden State Warriors and Arena Football team San Jose SaberCats on CSN Bay Area,[2] and is a co-host of the show Fitz and Brooks on KNBR with co-host Rod Brooks.[3]

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Born in Chicago, Fitzgerald moved to San Francisco at age nine in 1975, when the local NBA team Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship. Fitzgerald graduated from Serra High School in nearby San Mateo and the University of Notre Dame. Fitzgerald also earned a master's degree in sports management from Ohio State University. While at Notre Dame, he worked as a play-by-play broadcaster for Fighting Irish football and basketball on campus radio station WVFI.[1]

KNBR[edit]

Bob Fitzgerald gained fame on KNBR as the host of the 10pm to 12am sports talk show "Up All Night." His masterful combination of sports and entertainment knowledge won him a strong fan base. Bob referred to his callers as the smartest of all the shows on KNBR. He and his producer enjoyed using the Cypress Hill song, "Insane In The Membrane" amongst others as bumper music.

Rod and Bob often joke around about how Rod's LSU Tigers won the BCS Championship in college football while Bob started kissing all the members of the Fighting Irish who went 3-9.[4]

Their talk show airs weekdays from noon to 3pm Pacific Time on KNBR 680.

Bob is also the voice of the NBA 2K video game series.

Golden State Warriors[edit]

He is employed by the Golden State Warriors as their television play-by-play announcer.

Olympics broadcasts[edit]

He also did play-by-play for NBC Sports coverage of water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5] In 2012, he was one of the play-by-play basketball announcers covering the London 2012 Summer Olympics for NBC television.[6]

NFL broadcasts[edit]

He has also called National Football League games for the Westwood One and Sports USA radio networks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reid, John (February 3, 2015). "Serra grad Bob Fitzgerald achieves broadcasting dream". Palo Alto Daily News. Retrieved May 15, 2015. When Bob Fitzgerald was 9 years old, he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. His family had just moved from Chicago to San Francisco. "The Golden State Warriors were playing the Chicago Bulls in the Western Conference finals in 1975," said Fitzgerald... 
  2. ^ Bob Fitzgerald: Television Play-by-Play Announcer
  3. ^ Fitz and Brooks Show
  4. ^ Notre Dame Football
  5. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup - A blog on sports media, news and networks - baltimoresun.com
  6. ^ Steinmetz, Matt. "Fitzgerald to call basketball at 2012 London Olympics". csnbayarea.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 

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