Rich Herrera is a nationally known sports radio personality. Herrera is the only radio announcer in MLB or the NFL of Mexican–American Heritage without a playing background. He was the first nationally syndicated Hispanic sports radio personality in the United States working first at Sports Fan Radio, and later at Fox Sports Radio.
Rich previously worked with the Oakland As as their post-game show host from 1998 to 2000 and spent two years (1996–97) hosting the post-game talk shows for the San Francisco Giants and the NBA's Golden State Warriors on KNBR.
He was one of the original hosts of Fox Sports Radio when the network launched in 2000.
Herrera served as the host during pre- and post-game shows for the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Radio Network from 2005 to 2011. Herrera was the featured play-by-play announcer on raysbaseball.com for the team's spring training games and filled in during the regular season. He served as the Rays Director of Radio Operations, running the team's statewide radio network. He joined Tampa Bay after working at Fox Sports, where he was a national talk show host for Fox Sports Arizona.
His national radio experience included radio shows for SportsFan Radio (LA/Las Vegas/NY) Prime Sports Radio (Dallas) and Fox Sports Radio. Herrea partnered with former NFL All Pro and Notre Dame All American Bob Golic for national radio shows.
His baseball play-by-play experience included The Tucson Sidewinders of the PCL, The Durham Bulls of the International League, the Arizona Fall League games as well as the Rays. Herrera also hosted the weekly radio show This Week in Rays Baseball heard each Saturday during the season on the teams flagship station 620 WDAE in Tampa.
Herrera was a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner.
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