Karl Ravech

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Karl Ravech
Karl Ravech 2011.jpg
Ravech on the set of Baseball Tonight
Born (1965-01-19) January 19, 1965 (age 51)
Needham, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Education Binghamton University, Master's
Ithaca College, B.S.
Occupation Sportscaster
Years active 1986 – present
Notable credit(s) ESPN
Title SportsCenter anchor, Baseball Tonight host, golf commentator
Spouse(s) Diane
Children Sam and Max Ravech

Karl Ravech (/ˈrævɪ/; born January 19, 1965) is an American journalist who works as the primary Baseball Tonight host for ESPN.[1]


Education and career[edit]

Ravech was born in Needham, Massachusetts. He attended and graduated from Needham High School. A graduate of Ithaca College in 1987, he has been affiliated with local stations WHTM in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and WBNG in Binghamton, New York. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Ithaca College in 1987.[2] He also received a Master's Degree in Management and Leadership from Binghamton University in 1990.[3]


Ravech has worked for ESPN since 1993. He appears primarily on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. He has provided Play-By-Play commentary for the Little League World Series and Major League Baseball as of 2013.

He also appears as the Baseball Tonight host in the 2K Sports video game, Major League Baseball 2K5.[4]

Ravech with the West Point Cadets on March 31, 2011.

Ravech has also covered golf.


Ravech resides in Avon, Connecticut with his wife and two sons Sam and Max Ravech. Sam is a junior in college at Pepperdine University and is a play-by-play announcer for Pepperdine Athletics. Max is a sophomore at Avon Old Farms School. Karl suffered a heart attack in November 1998.[5]

Career timeline[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Karl Ravech". espnmediazone3.com. November 17, 2009. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "ESPN's Karl Ravech '87 To Be Keynote Speaker at Butterfield/MVP Golf Banquet". ithaca.edu. May 26, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "I know you have heard of these guys...". binghamton.edu. March 14, 2008. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  4. ^ "ESPN Major League Baseball 2K5". gamefront.com. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  5. ^ Rothbaum, Noah. "I'm A Runner: Karl Ravech", Runner's World, 1 April 2008. Retrieved on 24 March 2015.

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