Ted Davis (sportscaster)

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Ted Davis and Dennis Krause
Ted Davis (left) and Dennis Krause call a Bucks game at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee

Ted Davis is the radio play-by-play voice of the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He was formerly the play-by-play voice of the Dallas Mavericks.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Davis began his broadcasting career in Denton, Texas when he was hired by KDNT at the age of 17. After working at KDNT, he resided on the KVIL sports staff for 10 years (1978–88), where he also called Texas Christian University and Texas A&M games from 1982-86 as part of the Southwest Conference radio network. CBS Radio also employed him to cover games for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament from 1986–88, and also the NCAA Women's Final Four in 1986 and 1987. Davis also worked as an announcer for North Texas State University, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and KLIF-AM and WBAP-AM in Dallas-Fort Worth.[1]

Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

In the summer of 1997, Davis abruptly left his 9-year tenure as the voice of the Dallas Mavericks and joined WTMJ (AM) to call games for the Milwaukee Bucks.[2] During home games, he works with Dennis Krause, who provides color commentary in between the play calls.[3]


Davis was awarded the Milwaukee Achievement in Radio (AIR) award during the 2004-05 season as the best play-by-play broadcaster, an award he also won in 1998-99. During the 1996-97 season, when he was still calling games for the Mavericks, he won a KATIE award for his work at KLIF-AM.[4]