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Bobby Gerould is an American sports multimedia personality that specializes in coverage of basketball National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball and open-wheel auto racing. Gerould is most visible as a pit reporter for World of Outlaws sprint car races telecast on CBS Sports Network.
Gerould grew up in Sacramento, California - attending his first basketball game at just a few weeks old. Gerould's father Gary worked as a sportscaster for the local NBC affiliate - which led father and son to attend Sac State games regularly. Bobby 'grew up' in the local Northern California sports scene - watching races his father announced every weekend at dirt race tracks. Through observation and from constantly being in a sporting environment, Bobby began carving out ideas for his own media career.
Sacramento State University
With proximity to home being a major consideration, Gerould decided to attend Sacramento State University. In 1986 Bobby had little desire to become a television announcer. Instead Gerould focused on doing public address interviews at sprint car races, while working side gigs as a DJ of house parties, wedding receptions, and special events. All the while, Gerould was taking classes in his major communication studies.
Professional media career
2013 - Play by play / Host of TORC Off Road Championship - Speed (Fox Sports) 2011 - present World of Outlaws pit reporter - Speed 2007-10 World of Outlaws - TV Play by Play - Speed 2007 World of Outlaws - TV Play by Play - ESPN2 2004-06 United States Auto Club (USAC) Western Media Coordinator. 2003 World of Outlaws - TV Pit Reporter - Speed. 1999-2000 NHRA Drag Racing - TNN - TV Pit reporter. 1998 ProTruck Racing Series - TNN - TV Pit reporter. 1995 Knoxville Nationals (First ever LIVE broadcast of Knoxville Nationals - TNN - TV Pit reporter. 1993-95 Sacramento Kings Broadcast Team. Pre-Game radio host. In-arena video host. TV sideline reporter. Post Game radio host. Public Address Announcer.
- "WoO Broadcast team announced". Motorsport.com. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 11 October 2010.