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Bobby Gerould is an American sports multimedia personality. He covers basketball and open-wheel auto racing. Gerould is most visible as a pit reporter for World of Outlaws sprint car races telecast on CBS Sports Network. Gerould's voice is featured on the video game, Ratbag World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. Gerould's "life-study" and passion is basketball player evaluation. He maintains a blog called "Hoop Obsession" and runs a website, BasslineSpin.com that is dedicated to basketball and music reviews. Gerould is also a DJ that hosts the live-streamed, Soulful and Funky Show.
Gerould grew up in Sacramento, California. He attended his first basketball game at just a few weeks old. Gerould's father Gary worked as a sportscaster for the local NBC affiliate. This led father and son to attend Sac State games regularly. Bobby 'grew up' in the local Northern California sports scene. He watched the races his father announced every weekend at dirt race tracks. Through observation and from constantly being in a sporting environment, Bobby began carving out ideas for his own media career.
Sacramento State University
With proximity to home being a major consideration, Gerould decided to attend Sacramento State University. In 1986 Bobby had little desire to become a television announcer. Instead Gerould focused on doing public address interviews at sprint car races, while working side gigs as a DJ of house parties, wedding receptions, and special events. All the while, Gerould was taking classes in his major communication studies, and keeping statistics for the Hornet's Men's Basketball team under Coach Joey Anders.
Professional media career
Bobby has been the voice of the Louie Vermeil classic sprint and midget car race since the inaugural event.
2013-present: Reporter, World of Outlaws on CBS Sports Network.
2013 - Play by play / Host of TORC Off Road Championship - Speed (Fox Sports)
2011–2012 World of Outlaws pit reporter - Speed
2007-10 World of Outlaws - TV Play by Play - Speed
2007 World of Outlaws - TV Play by Play - ESPN2
2004-06 United States Auto Club (USAC) Western Media Coordinator.
2003 World of Outlaws - TV Pit Reporter - Speed.
2002 - Voice on Ratbag World of Outlaws Sprint Cars video game.
1999-2000 NHRA Drag Racing - TNN - TV Pit reporter.
1998 ProTruck Racing Series - TNN - TV Pit reporter.
1995 Knoxville Nationals (First ever LIVE broadcast of Knoxville Nationals - TNN - TV Pit reporter.
1993-95 Sacramento Kings Broadcast Team. Pre-Game radio host. In-arena video host. TV sideline reporter. Post Game radio host. Public Address Announcer.
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