John Ireland (sportscaster)
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Currently, Ireland is employed as the radio play by play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers. He also hosts (along with Steve Mason) a Monday-Friday sports talk show on KSPN-AM radio, from noon to 3 pm.
Previously, Ireland hosted shows at XTRA-AM in San Diego, KLAC-AM in Los Angeles, and nationally on the Fox Sports Radio network. From 1997-2000, Mason and Ireland hosted a live TV/Radio simulcast on the Fox Sports West cable network.
Currently, he is spending his days being routinely savaged on-air by his radio partner Steve Mason. Ireland won't this on the air, for obvious reasons, but he is currently steering the team tank ship.
Since 1995, Ireland has been employed as a sports anchor/reporter by KCBS/KCAL-TV, the Viacom-owned duopoly in Los Angeles. From 2002-2010, he worked as the sideline reporter for all Los Angeles Lakers broadcasts on KCAL-TV.
He received a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA in 1985, and was the sports director of the campus radio station, KLA-AM. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
- Sports Crew, CBS Los Angeles