Cincinnati Reds TV Announcers And Commentators

By Biraj Khanal / 19 May 2023 05:24 AM

Larkin will work as an analyst alongside Welsh for 2023 season.
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Cincinnati Reds TV Announcers are John Sadak and Chris Welsh. Tommy Thrail is the radio announcer throughout the 2023 season for the Reds.

For the 2023 season, Sadak will be alongside Welsh, Barry Larkin or Jeff Brantley will call the actions with reporting by Jim Day. Sam LeCure and Brian Giesenschlag will return to host live with Annie Sabo as an on-field reporter.

Bally Sports will broadcast the 2023 Reds regular season game coverages with 162 games scheduled for the regular season. The game will air on Bally Sports Ohio and Bally Sports app.

The app is available on mobile and tablet devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Samsung and LG platforms.

The 30-minute show will broadcast previous games' highlights and forecasts for future matches, individual interviews, and recap sessions. LeCure and Giesenscheg will host it.

TV Announcers

Cincinnati Reds Announcers 2023 are John Sadak and Barry Larkin. Jim Day returns as a dugout reported for the Reds for the 2023 season.

The Reds TV broadcasting team for the 2023 season is listed below:

  1. John Sadak (play-by-play announcer)
  2. Chris Welsh ( TV Analyst)
  3. Barry Larkin (Color Analyst)
  4. Jim Day (Dugout Reporter)
  5. Brian Giesenschlag ( Pre-Post game host/commentator)
  6. Sam LeCure ( Pre-Post game host)
  7. Annie Sabo ( Host and On-field Reporter)

John Sadak

John Sadak works as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Reds TV network. He is in his third season for the Reds as a broadcaster.

Sadak will be the leader for the coverage for the Reds in 2023 season.
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Sadak replaced former announcer Thom Brennaman in 2021, joining the team to broadcast starting from the 2021 season. 

His play-by-play includes games like NFL, NBA, MLB, college football, softball, ice hockey, and water polo. 

John has achieved several awards and has been honored by different associations, including Baseball America, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Philadelphia Press Association, Delaware Press Association, and Ballpark Digest.

Sadak previous broadcasting experience includes CBS Sports, Westwood One, NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN Network, Fox Sports Network, and Comcast Network. 

Before joining the Reds, he was a sideline reporter for the Phillies, 76ers, and Flyers. Till 2017 he was a lead voice of the Yankees in the Minor League. 

In 2021, The Reds named him their lead announcer for the TV and has been continuing till the 2023 season.

Radio Announcers

Cincinnati Reds Radio Announcers are Tommy Thrall and Jeff Brantley. Welsh will be operating as a game analyst for the team.

Tommy Thrall 

Tommy Thrall has been working as a play-by-play announcer for five seasons. He serves as a lead radio announcer on 700 WLW Radio. 

In his 18 years of broadcasting career till 2018, he called three spring training games and three season-end games for the Reds. He joined the team as a full-time member in 2019.

Thrall broadcasted almost 66 games in the 2020 season after being a full-time staff. He previously used to serve for the Class AA Pensacola as a broadcaster for seven years.

Tommy and Chris Garagiola used to share the booth at Blue Wahoos broadcast.
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He has worked in various roles in the broadcasting industry, including Anchor at WEAR-TV in Pensacola, ESPN Pensacola, and UWF'S coach show.

After being a full-time team member, he has been hosting several Reds games till 2023 and will be hosting the 2023 season for the Reds alongside Brantley and Welsh.

Jeff Brantley

Jeff Brantley is a former American professional pitcher and is a broadcaster for the Reds. He has been with the Reds for the past 17 seasons. 

He joined five years after his retirement as a player in Major League.

Before joining the Reds, he was an analyst for the ESPN Baseball Tonight Show where he operates studio and game analysis.

In his MLB career, he enjoyed his best years in pitching for the Reds where he concluded 88 saves with a 2.64 ERA between 1994 to 1997. His record of 44 saves in a single season is still in the Red's history.

Brantley put an end to his MLB career with 172 saves and a 3.39 ERA in his 615 games and was inducted into the Giant's Hall of Fame.

Commentators And Analysts

Cincinnati Reds Commentators and analysts include Chris Welsh and Brian Giesenchlag. Jim Day will return as a dugout reporter for the Reds.

Chris Welsh

Chris has been serving as a TV analyst for the Reds for a longer period. The 2023 season will be his 31st season as an analyst.

He was a former MLB player who played for Padres, Expos, Rangers, and Reds. Following his five-year MLB career, he went 21-31 with eight complete games, three shutouts, having a 4.45 ERA in his 122 appearances.

Welsh was awarded Ohio Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association in 2022.

Besides Broadcasting, he is also fond of charitable works as he is a partner in Champions Baseball Academy and a featured speaker in several events.

Brian Giesenschlag

Brian Giesenschlag works as a commentator and a host for the Reds. He is in his 19th season working for the Cincinnati Reds.

Before joining the broadcasting team, He was a feature reporter for the Reds Live and an anchor at WXIX-TV (Fox). He covers NHL for Bally Sports, Ohio, including post and pre-game shows. 

As a Texas native, he used to work at several television networks around his hometown before moving to Ohio to join the Reds.

Barry Larkin 

Barry Larkin is also in his third season for the Reds broadcasting team and will share the analyst duties with Chris. He formerly worked for the MLB Network and ESPN. 

Larkin sharing his views on future of professional baseball with the owners and shareholders.
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Larkin has been working for eight years for the Reds and was a former Reds player. In his MLB career, he was inducted into NL All-Stars 12 times, 1995 NL MVP title holder, and won a World Series. 

His stats include a .295 batting average with 198 home runs in 2180 games. Barry was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2008 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Reds Reporters And Hosts 2023 

Reds game hosts and reporter 2023 include Sam LeCure and Annie Sabo. Jim Day will join as a dugout reporter.

Sam will host the post-game and pre-game live shows alongside Brian Giesenchlag, Jim, and Annie.

Annie has been working for the Reds for the past two seasons hosting several TV shows. She was in the Minnesota Twins before joining Big Ten Network in 2021.

Carrying her Great American Ballpark childhood memories, she is eager to cover with the team and will work as an on-field reporter and host for the Reds in 2023. 

LeCure will host the pre-game and post-game live shows on Reds TV Network. The right-handed former pitcher concluded his MLB career with a 3.51 ERA with a record of 10-16. 

He used to play for the Dodgers Triple-A in Oklahama, USA.

Jim Day will also operate alongside Sabo as a dugout reporter for the 2023 season. He previously performed sideline and announcing duties in segregation for nine years till 2020.

He served for the seventeen seasons as a lead host alongside play-by-play announcing with Marty Brennaman and Jeff Brantley.

Day was awarded an Emmy Award for his 33 years of broadcasting experience. He also served for Fox Sports Ohio, covering prominent games for the Network.

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