September 22, 1958 |
Oakland, California, United States
|Occupation||Major League Public Address Announcer|
Brooks-Moon is currently the only female public address announcer in Major League Baseball. She was not, however, the first female announcer for the Giants. Sherry Davis, who announced for the team for its last seven seasons at Candlestick Park (1993–1999), preceded Brooks-Moon, who took over for Davis when the Giants moved from Candlestick to AT&T Park in 2000.
Brooks-Moon was recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame as the first female announcer of a championship game in any professional sport for her role in the 2002 World Series. Her scorecard from Game 3 is on display in the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York. Eight years later, in 2010, Brooks-Moon was able to see the Giants win the World Series, when they defeated the Texas Rangers in 5 games. 2 years later, the Giants won the World Series again, when San Francisco defeated the Detroit Tigers in a 4-game sweep. The Giants most recently won the 2014 World Series in 7 games over the Kansas City Royals.
Born in Oakland, California, Brooks-Moon was raised throughout the Bay Area. She attended Woodside High School from 1972-1976. Brooks-Moon then attended Mills College where she graduated in 1981 with a B.A. in English. In 2007, she began her seventh season as the public address announcer for the Giants, and her 20th year as a Bay Area radio personality, currently at radio station KISQ "98.1 KISS-FM."