Alex Anthony is best known as the Public Address announcer for Major League Baseball's New York Mets, a position he has held since 2004, first at Shea Stadium and then at Citi Field since the Mets moved there in 2009. He has been called the "Voice of the Mets." He also announced New York Jets games at Giants Stadium and New Meadowlands Stadium from 2002-2008, New York Islanders games at the Nassau Coliseum from 1995-1998, backup PA announcer for the New York Rangers 2008-2012 and currently backup PA for the New York Islanders. He is currently one of two game day PA announcers for the New York Jets. He was the announcer for the US Open Tennis Championship in 2002 and 2003.
Alex grew up in Garden City, New York, a largely upper-middle class suburb of New York City. He came from a Greek-American family, and his father was a furrier. His childhood nickname was "Zook" — a derivative of his real last name.
He was a very good baseball player — going on to play for Adelphi University, but was even more well known in his community for providing play-by-play commentary of neighborhood stickball and softball games.
Other Announcing Work
Apart from in-stadium sports announcing, he also does voice-over work on several radio and television commercials, and video games, such as Grand Theft Auto. Anthony also works as an announcer for harness racing events held at Yonkers Raceway on days when the Mets are not playing.