Dick Stockton

Dick Stockton

One of the Greatest Pro Sports Broadcasters
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  • Lessons Learned From the Greatest Sports Moments in American History

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With 36 years of broadcasting experience, Dick Stockton is undoubtedly one of the greatest announcers of his generation. Having covered many of the most memorable sporting events of the past four decades, Stockton now calls play-by-play for FOX.

Known for his charm, humility and sense of humor, Stockton remains a favorite of audiences around the country. A very popular keynote speaker, Stockton is a masterful storyteller and artfully weaves in the lessons and anecdotes gleaned over his illustrious career.

In 2001, Stockton received the coveted Curt Gowdy Electronic Media Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame and has also been nominated for a CableAce ward for Sports coverage.

Over the course of his career, Stockton has covered the Olympics, NFL, NBA, NCAA Basketball, MLB, NHL, Pan Am Games, World Figure Skating Championships, boxing, and swimming & diving. Having received a degree in political science from Syracuse University, Stockton’s broadcasting career began at KYW Radio in Philadelphia. Shortly thereafter he became the ‘voice’ of the Boston Red Sox.

Dick is married to acclaimed ESPN/ABC reporter Lesley Visser.

Career Highlights:

  • Nine seasons as a play-by-play announcer on Fox
  • 2002-04, Broadcasts for TNT’s Thursday night exclusive NBA coverage
  • 1996, Served as play-by-play announcer for FOX’s first NHL season
  • 1995-96, Worked for Turner Sports as a NBA play-by-play announcer
  • 1993-95, Called Oakland A’s baseball for KRON-TV
  • 1982-90, CBS’s lead NBA Announcer
  • 1978-94, Worked at CBS calling NCAA basketball, as well as the Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games
  • 1975-78, ‘Voice’ of the Boston Red Sox
  • 1965, Began his broadcasting career at KYW Radio and KYW-TV in Philadelphia
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