Allen Samuel "Roxy" Bernstein (born September 25, 1972) is an American sportscaster.
Early life and career
Bernstein was born in San Francisco and grew up on the Peninsula in the Bay Area. He has a sister, Lindsay (nee Bernstein) Pasternack, who is married to Joe Pasternack, the head basketball coach of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men's basketball team.
After graduating from Pinewood School in Los Altos, California in 1991, Bernstein went on to the University of California, Berkeley and graduated in 1996 with a degree in American Studies. While at Cal, Bernstein broadcast football, men's and women's basketball and baseball and served as sports director of the student radio station, KALX (FM). Bernstein was hired by Cal at the age of 24 (in 1997) to take over as the voice of Cal basketball after serving as the back-up broadcaster and pre-game and post-game host the previous season.
As of 2012[update] Roxy Bernstein is a play-by-play broadcaster of college basketball and football for ESPN, Pac-12 Network and is the former broadcast voice for University of California Golden Bears men's basketball team on the IMG Sports/Cal Basketball Radio Network. Bernstein has held this position since 1997 and also does national college football play-by-play on the Touchdown Radio Network with 1992 Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Fame member Gino Torretta. He also currently a broadcaster for the Oakland A's and a talk show host for KGMZ 95.7 FM The Game in San Francisco, formerly hosted noon to 3pm on Xtra Sports 860/Sports Byline (KTRB) in San Francisco with J.J. Stokes and Geoff Sheen, and hosted The Randy Bennett Radio Show, a weekly broadcast which features St. Mary's College of California men's basketball coach Randy Bennett. In the Winter of 2008-2009, Bernstein was one of the two finalists to become the next San Diego Padres television play-by-play announcer, but did not get the job. In the August, 2009, Bernstein was emcee of the opening ceremonies for the San Francisco Maccabi Games. Bernstein had played in the games as a youth, 21 years earlier.
Bernstein spent three years as a broadcaster with the Florida Marlins (2005–2007), teaming with 2011 Ford C. Frick Award Winner Dave Van Horne, but left the Marlins to return to the Bay Area full-time. Prior to his stint with Florida, Bernstein called games for the San Francisco Giants and Montreal Expos in Major League Baseball. He also worked for numerous minor league baseball clubs, including the Sonoma County Crushers, Solano Steelheads, High Desert Mavericks and Tacoma Rainiers. Bernstein has shown his versatility providing play-by-play for the San Jose Sharks, California Golden Bears football, San Francisco Demons, ESPN Radio, NHL Radio, Westwood One and the NFL on Sports USA Radio Network, as well as numerous events on television for Fox Sports Net and Comcast Sports Net.
He also does part-time games for the Oakland Athletics as of 2014.
- GOAZCATS.com - "Basketball never stops for Pasternack"
- ISP Sports/Cal Men's Basketball Radio Network web site Retrieved on January 2, 2009
- Touchdown Radio Network appear in Gino Torreta's "G-Knows" blog
- Bennett Radio Show Tips-off on December 9 Retrieved on January 2, 2009
- Local play-by-play man gets call for opening ceremonies by andy altman-ohr, staff writer
- Florida Marlins '07 website Retrieved on January 2, 2009