ESPN’s Berman to be Part of Red Sox Radio Broadcast Team
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Berman will join Sean McDonough, Josh Lewin, Mario Impemba, WEEI radio show host Lou Merloni, WEEI radio show host Dale Arnold, NESN anchor Tom Caron, and NESN play-by-play man Dave O’Brien as part of a rotating group of broadcasters alongside Joe Castiglione.
“We are committed to providing listeners with premier and innovative coverage of the Sox and are looking forward to a great season,” said Mark Hannon, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Boston.
Berman graduated from Brown University in 1977 with a degree in history, where he was the sports director of the school’s radio station, WBRU.
He joined ESPN in 1979, one month after it launched.
Two years ago, Berman left his spot as a host of ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown after 31 seasons.
He is still with the network and co-hosted a portion ESPN’s Super Bowl 53 coverage.
McDonough served as the television play-by-play announcer for the Red Sox from 1988-2004.
During his time with the Red Sox, he was honored with four New England Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Play-by-Play.
He is currently a leading play-by-play voice on ESPN college sports broadcasts and previously served as the play-by-play man on Monday Night Football from 2016 to 2017.
Lewin has served as an on-air broadcaster since 1995, calling Major League Baseball, National Football League and National Hockey League games, including most recently for the New York Mets on WOR in New York.
He is also currently the radio play-by-play voice for the University of California, Los Angeles football and basketball.
Impemba has 32 years of professional baseball broadcasting experience, including the last 17 years as television play-by-play voice of the Detroit Tigers.
He has also served as radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Angels from 1995 to 2001.
Impemba has won multiple accolades throughout his career, including Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association’s (now Detroit Sports Media) 2014 Ty Tyson Award for excellence in sports broadcasting.