Dan Hoard

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Dan Hoard is an American radio and television sportscaster who calls games for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals with Dave Lapham. He is also the play-by-play announcer for University of Cincinnati Bearcats football and men's basketball games.


Hoard is a Syracuse University graduate who began his broadcasting career as the radio voice of the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League. He transitioned into television as the sports director at WTVH-TV in Syracuse before moving to WXIX-TV in Cincinnati in 1995. In 2000, Hoard added University of Cincinnati football and basketball radio play-by-play duties and soon also began hosting the Cincinnati Reds TV pregame show on Fox Sports Ohio. In 2006, Hoard returned to baseball play-by-play broadcasting as the TV/radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox. In 2011, he returned to Cincinnati when he was hired to replace Brad Johansen as the radio voice of the Bengals.

In 2014, Hoard was named the Ohio Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA).