Six-Time Emmy Award Winning Sports Broadcaster; Lead NFL & MLB Play-by-Play Commentator, Fox Sports
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A six-time Emmy Award winner, Joe Buck is one of sports television's premier play-by-play commentators. Along with all-time greats Curt Gowdy and Al Michaels, he is one of three national broadcasters to work as the lead announcer in both the NFL and MLB broadcast booth on a network level in the same season.
Buck has called ten World Series for Fox Sports and handled play-by-play for two Super Bowls, including the New York Giants' dramatic comeback win over the New England Patriots in February 2008. Buck recently signed with HBO to host a new sports talk show, Joe Buck Live, which had its debut this June and will air on a quarterly basis to work around his play-by-play duties with Fox.
ABOUT Joe Buck (+/-)
Sports Broadcasting in His DNA
Joe Buck embarked on his broadcasting career as a youngster, growing up in St. Louis, where his father, Jack Buck, served as the play-by-play announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent 17 years working Cardinals radio and TV broadcasts before concentrating full-time on his Fox Sports duties. Buck joined Fox Sports in 1994, at age 25, as the upstart network was launching its sports division. He was assigned to the NFL package and subsequently, the Major League Baseball package when Fox acquired those rights in 1996.
Popular Media Personality; Sought-After Spokesman
In addition to his numerous broadcasting duties, Buck has also appeared in various national television commercials for such clients as Holiday Inn and Budweiser beer. One of the more memorable spots for the latter had Buck goaded into using the catchphrase, Slamma-lamma-ding-dong! Buck also pens opinion pieces for The Sporting News and is a key contributor on Team 1380 on the ITD Morning After program in St. Louis. Buck was the commencement speaker at Saint Louis University's 2008 commencement ceremony. His late father, Jack Buck, delivered SLU's commencement address in 1995.
SPEAKER TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS (+/-)
With over three decades of calling baseball games for the St. Louis Cardinals and Fox Sports, Joe Buck knows a bit about baseball. Packed with data, trivia, baseball lore and more, Buck examines this quintessentially American pastime and analyzes recent controversies, trends and its evolution from open farm fields to million-dollar stadiums with player salaries to match.
Joe Buck has been a play-by-play commentator of the NFL for Fox Sports for 16 years. In that time, he has seen the rise of legendary teams - and their falls. He knows the players on the field, and the players behind the scenes calling the shots. In this entertaining and informative presentation, Joe discusses his experiences with football - athletes, coaches, owners and everyone in between -- and examines issues and trends affecting the game and where its headed for the future.