Piecoro reporting from Sun Life Stadium, 2011.
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Jeff Piecoro is an American sportscaster. He currently works for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team as a co-host on Reds Live pregame and post game shows as well as Reds Weekly on Fox Sports Ohio. He also does work as the color commentator during radio broadcasts of University of Kentucky Wildcats football on the UK Sports Network.
Since 2015 Piecoro has worked for the SEC Network as play by play announcer for men’s baseball and women’s basketball.
Piecoro attended and played football at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Kentucky. He walked-on to the football team at the University of Kentucky in 1980 and was a redshirt his freshman year. He began playing in 1981, first under head coach Fran Curci then under Jerry Claiborne for the remainder of his college career. He earned a scholarship during his senior season and ultimately lettered in football. He graduated from UK in 1985 with a degree in telecommunications.
Piecoro started his broadcasting career in Lexington, Kentucky at ABC affiliate WTVQ, later moving to NBC affiliate WLEX, as weekend sports anchor and sports reporter. He has covered the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders' Cup . He has also worked with the Mid-American Conference, Atlantic 10 and Big East as play by play announcer for football and men's basketball. In August 2001, he was selected to be the color commentator for Kentucky football games on what is now known as the UK Sports Network.
He also does work for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team as a co-host for the Reds Live pre-and-post-game shows and as a dugout reporter on team television broadcaster Fox Sports Ohio. In addition to these duties, he hosts the team magazine show Reds Weekly with former Major League Baseball player and television host Doug Flynn.
Piecoro resides in Northern Kentucky with his children, Nicholas, Olivia and Ali.