Steve Byrnes

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Not to be confused with Steve Byrne or Steve Burns (disambiguation).
Steve Byrnes
Born (1959-04-14) April 14, 1959 (age 55)
New Carrollton, Maryland, United States
Residence Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Nationality American
Education University
Occupation Television host
Years active 1982–present
Employer Fox Sports 1

Steven Byrnes (born April 14, 1959) is an American television announcer and producer from New Carrollton, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland. Afterward, he began his television career as a sports producer where he covered several NFL teams. In 1985, he began producing and hosting NASCAR segments. He is currently working for Fox Sports 1.

Early life[edit]

Steve Byrnes was born on April 14, 1959, in New Carrollton, Maryland. He graduated from University of Maryland in 1981. As a senior he served as an intern for WJLA in nearby Washington.[1]

Television career[edit]

He began his television career shortly after graduating college. He was first hired as a weekend sports producer where he covered the Washington Redskins, Washington Bullets, Maryland, Georgetown, the Baltimore Orioles, and other sports. In November 1982, he had his first opportunity to be an on-air personality, when he was hired at Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina-based WCIV. While employed there he was a sports reporter and weekend anchor for the NBC affiliate until January 1985. Afterward, Sunbelt Video hired him, in which he hosted a NASCAR newsmagazine with Ned Jarrett, which marked the beginning of producing and hosting NASCAR segments. He has also announced what was happening on pit road for World Sports Enterprises. Some stations that he has done shows on include WTBS, TNN (now Spike), and CBS. Another broadcast that he was involved in was a backup pit commentator for Monster Jam on TNN. In 2006, Byrnes was given an extra assignment as one of the network's available play-by-play broadcasters for Fox's NFL broadcasts, joining Bill Maas for selected games when Fox had seven or eight games in a given week. He is currently working for Fox Sports 1 as lead host of NASCAR Race Hub and serves as a pit reporter for NASCAR on Fox. Byrnes also serves as a fill-in studio host and lap-by-lap announcer for NASCAR on Fox whenever Chris Myers or Mike Joy, respectively, are not available.