Gary Gerould

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Gary Gerould at the 1997 Indianapolis 500

Gary Gerould is an American sportscaster, best known as the radio voice of the NBA's Sacramento Kings since 1985 and as a motorsports reporter for ABC and ESPN.

Gerould was born in Midland, Michigan and got his start in broadcasting at the age of 15 on a local telegraph station.[1] He later attended Anderson University in Indiana and upon graduation went to Chico, California work for KHSL Radio, later moving to KCRA-AM and KCRA TV, as a sports reporter before finally coming to NBC and ESPN, specializing in coverage of the motorsports. He also called play-by-play for NBC's NFL coverage in the early 1980s, and had the opportunity to cover the 1988 Summer Olympics for the network.[1]

In 1985 as the Kansas City Kings moved to Sacramento, Gerould was tabbed as their radio play-by-play announcer. During the 2010-11 season, Gerould completed his 2,000 Kings broadcast, ranking fifth among active NBA announcers.[2]

In the 1980s and 1990s, he also worked for the motorsports program American Sports Cavalcade.

Gerould continues to serve as the Kings' radio play-by-play voice, and worked with ESPN and ABC Sports serving as a pit reporter for Indy Racing League and CART/Champ Car (now defunct) races, including the Indianapolis 500. He covered the NHRA series for ESPN.

He made a comeback into pit reporting for ABC's coverage of the IndyCar race at the New Hampshire International Speedway in August 2011.

In October 2015, Gerould announced his retirement from television sportscasting.[3]

Gerould runs his own public relations outfit. His son Bob is also a sports broadcaster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Voice of the Sacramento Kings: Gary Gerould Archived August 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Central Valley Chronicle, February 13, 2003
  2. ^ Joe Davidson. "Hometown Report: Kings' voice Gerould in it for the long haul". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  3. ^ DiZinno, Tony (October 15, 2015). "Veteran motrsports broadcaster Gary Gerould to retire after 37 years". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 27, 2017.