List of Chicago Cubs broadcasters

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The following is a list of Chicago Cubs broadcasters:

Names in bold are recipients of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball.[1]




  • Harry Caray (1982–97) "It might be... it could be... it is!" "Holy cow!" "Cubs win!"[1]
    • In 1987, Caray suffered a stroke during the offseason leading to his absence from the broadcast booth for most of the first two months of the season. To fill the void, a series of celebrity guest announcers appeared on the WGN telecasts in his place.[3]
  • Steve Stone (1983–2000; 2003–2004)
  • Dan Roan (1984–2019); substitute broadcaster and host of certain specials; WGN only
  • Dewayne Staats (1985–89)
  • Jim Frey (1987)
  • Dave Nelson (1988–89)
  • Ron Santo (1990–2010) "Boy, oh boy..."
  • Bob Brenly (1990–91 radio; 2005–2012 TV)
  • Thom Brennaman (1990–95)
  • Pat Hughes (1996–present); radio play-by-play; "This ball's got a chaaaance...GONE!" "Get out the tape measure, LONG gone!"
  • Josh Lewin (1997)
  • Chip Caray (1998–2004) "Swung on and belted!" "Fisted!"
  • Andy Masur (1999–2006); secondary play-by-play and pre-post game host



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  2. ^ "Chicago Cubs History and News - Welcome to Just One Bad Century". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  3. ^ "Guest announcers for Harry Caray, 1987". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  4. ^ a b Owen, Jordan (January 10, 2018). "Time for a double switch? Grote, Zaidman switching beats at The Score". Chicago Sun-Times.
  5. ^ Yellon, Al (2021-02-17). "Marquee Sports Network hires Beth Mowins to be the first woman to call Cubs games". Bleed Cubbie Blue. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  6. ^ Brandon Contes (2021-04-09). "Matt Spiegel To Fill-In On Cubs Play-by-Play". Barrett Media. Retrieved 2021-07-31.