John Ireland (sportscaster)
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Currently,[when?] Ireland is employed as the radio play by play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers. He also hosts (along with Steve Mason) a Monday-Friday sports talk show on KSPN-AM radio, from noon to 3 pm.
Previously, Ireland hosted shows at XTRA-AM in San Diego, KLAC-AM in Los Angeles, and nationally on the Fox Sports Radio network. From 1997-2000, Mason and Ireland hosted a live TV/Radio simulcast on the Fox Sports West cable network.
Since 1995, Ireland has been employed as a sports anchor/reporter by KCBS/KCAL-TV, the Viacom-owned duopoly in Los Angeles. From 2002-2010, he worked as the sideline reporter for all Los Angeles Lakers broadcasts on KCAL-TV.
He received a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA in 1985, and was the sports director of the campus radio station, KLA-AM. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
- Sports Crew, CBS Los Angeles