Bob Fitzgerald

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Fitzgerald in 2011

Robert James Fitzgerald (born 1966)[1] is an American sports broadcaster who is currently the TV play-by-play announcer for the NBA's Golden State Warriors on CSN Bay Area[2] and is a co-host of the show Fitz and Brooks on KNBR with co-host Rod Brooks.[3]

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Born in Chicago, Fitzgerald moved to Foster City at age six in 1972. Three years later, the local NBA team Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship. Fitzgerald graduated from Serra High School in nearby San Mateo and the University of Notre Dame. Fitzgerald also earned a master's degree in sports management from Ohio State University. While at Notre Dame, he worked as a play-by-play broadcaster for Fighting Irish football and basketball on campus radio station WVFI.[1]

KNBR[edit]

Bob Fitzgerald gained fame on KNBR as the host of the 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. sports talk show "Up All Night." His combination of sports and entertainment knowledge won him a strong fan base.

Fitzgerald is currently a co-host of the popular Fitz and Brooks show from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on KNBR 680.

Golden State Warriors[edit]

Fitzgerald is currently in his 19th season as television play-by-play announcer for the Golden State Warriors. In addition to announcing 71 Warriors games on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area during the 2015-16 campaign, Fitzgerald also continues to maintain an active role on the “Warriors Weekly Roundtable” and postgame radio shows throughout the basketball season. Since his arrival, the Warriors broadcast team has received 12 nominations and won two Emmys for "Best Live Sports Broadcast,” the initial two for the organization. Fitzgerald has previously received five Emmy nominations for "Best On-Camera" and was awarded the Emmy for “Best On-Camera, Play-by-Play Sports” for Northern California in 2007 and 2014.[4]

Fitzgerald also spent six years as the play-by-play voice for Sega Sports and ESPN’s NBA Basketball (now NBA 2K) video game series.[4]

Olympics broadcasts[edit]

Fitzgerald has nearly 20 years of experience broadcasting Olympic sports. He was the play-by-play basketball announcer covering the London 2012 Summer Olympics for NBC Sports[5] and called NBC Sports coverage of water polo at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics.[6] Fitzgerald was the radio broadcaster covering basketball at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics and also called swimming at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics.[7]

NFL broadcasts[edit]

Fitzgerald has called National Football League games for the Westwood One and Sports USA radio networks. He currently handles San Francisco 49ers preseason broadcasts and served as the play-by-play voice for the Arena Football League's San Jose SaberCats.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reid, John (February 3, 2015). "Serra grad Bob Fitzgerald achieves broadcasting dream". Palo Alto Daily News. Retrieved May 15, 2015. When Bob Fitzgerald was 9 years old, he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. His family had just moved from Chicago to San Francisco. "The Golden State Warriors were playing the Chicago Bulls in the Western Conference finals in 1975," said Fitzgerald... 
  2. ^ Bob Fitzgerald: Television Play-by-Play Announcer
  3. ^ Fitz and Brooks Show Archived 2014-12-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b c http://www.nba.com/warriors/bio/bob-fitzgerald
  5. ^ Steinmetz, Matt. "Fitzgerald to call basketball at 2012 London Olympics". csnbayarea.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup - A blog on sports media, news and networks - baltimoresun.com Archived 2008-11-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_27454947/serra-grad-achieves-broadcasting-dream

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