Berset taking leave to fight second bout with cancer

Courtesy of The Washington Post

Kristen Berset has been through this before. That’s why she was able to make the tough announcement with an even voice and a smile on her face.

Berset, a sports anchor with CBS affiliate WUSA-9, announced on the air Monday that she will be taking a leave of absence to face a second bout with breast cancer.

“During my time here at WUSA-9, I’ve spoken openly about my previous battle of breast cancer as diagnosed in 2009 at the age of 27, underwent surgery and treatment and was declared …

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WEEI promotes Reimer to ‘Brand Personality’

Courtesy of Talkers

Sports media personality Alex Reimer has been part of the “third-chair rotation” for the “Kirk and Callahan Morning Show” on WEEI, Boston since the fall. Now, the company announces that he’s coming aboard full time as a brand personality.

Calling it a “move designed to augment both the on-air and online components of its media ecosystem,” Reimer will join the staff “creating columns, blogs, and podcasts” while continuing his rotating co-host position on the morning show.

The Boston University grad has previously served with Forbes, The Boston Herald and SB Nation. …

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Proud scores broadcast job in hometown

Courtesy of Knoxville News Sentinel

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that television news is a highly competitive realm. It often requires travel from market to market in hopes of landing a dream job in a city one hopes to call home.

Consequently, only a few broadcasters score their dream job right out of college. That’s what makes Emily Proud’s quick success all the more impressive.

A sports reporter and anchor at WATE-TV Channel 6, Proud was a journalism major at …

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Fischer is Indiana’s voice of reason

Courtesy of Anderson Herald Bulletin

In 44 years calling Indiana University basketball and football games on radio, Don Fischer has never lost his voice.

Never. Not in nearly 1,900 games between the two sports.

He did come close once. Let’s just say Fischer was happy that the three-overtime basketball game with Wisconsin in 1987 didn’t go one more extra period.

“I had laryngitis going into the game, and when I got to the second overtime …

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Bremer still loves broadcasting Twins games

Courtesy of New Ulm Journal

Playing major league baseball can be hard just because of the travel, the game almost every day and the wear and tear on a body for seven months.

But sometimes people, when watching a game on television or listening on the radio, may take for granted the face and voice on the television or radio who broadcast that game without the luxury of a day off like players get.

For Twins broadcaster Dick Bremer, who has been the television voice of the Twins for 34 seasons (5,508 games), it is a labor of love that has seen …

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Ludwig, Reaugh keep Strader’s chair warm

Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports

Dallas Stars television broadcasters Daryl Reaugh and Craig Ludwig are quick to point out that their current set-up isn’t for the long haul.

Are they having fun in their first year with Reaugh as the play-by-play man and Ludwig as the analyst? The answer is generally yes. It’s a new challenge for both and one that gives them some enjoyment at this stage in their lives.

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MLS’ United to hire Callum Williams to be TV voice

Courtesy of St. Paul Pioneer Press

Minnesota United is set to hire Callum Williams to be the club’s TV play-by-play voice in its debut Major League Soccer season, a source told the Pioneer Press.

Williams worked for Kansas City’s MLS club for about four seasons and during the rebranding from the Wizards to Sporting KC in 2010. He also has worked for the BBC and other broadcasters, including Sky Sports, in the United Kingdom. …

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Longtime WNPV announcer Jim Church passes away

Courtesy of The Lansdale Reporter

Jim Church, the voice of local high school sports for more than four decades, died on Friday after a lengthy illness.

A member of the Souderton-Telford, North Penn and Montgomery County Sports Halls of Fame as well as a Maxwell Club honoree in 2008, Church, 84, provided the sound of the local sports scene, calling some of the most memorable games in the Bux-Mont and later Suburban One League.

He was the lead play-by-play announcer and host at WNPV-AM (1440) from 1970 until his retirement in 2010. …

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710 ESPN LA tweaks lineup

Courtesy of OC Register

Domino-effect change must come at KSPN/710 in the wake ESPN announcing and promoting into the ground a surprise revival of the “The Stephen A. Smith Show” that will be wedged into the ESPN Radio lineup starting Tuesday.

Smith’s two-hour episodes from Bristol, Conn. will fill the 10 a.m.-noon hours on 710, bumping Mychal Thompson and Mike Trudel’s show to the 6-8 p.m. shift.

The current 6-9 a.m. show of Keyshawn Johnson, Jorge Sedano and LZ Granderson, which launched locally last September, must also stretch an already-thin product by another hour to get them until 10 a.m. …

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Cowboys Sham says a lot because he’s seen a lot

Courtesy of Fort Worth Star-Telegram

He is as iconic as the star on the helmets of the Dallas Cowboys, and as familiar as the cheerleaders who parade the sidelines in their fashionable outfits.

But Brad Sham shies away from talks of his importance to the Cowboys.

Now in his 38th season as a radio broadcaster for the Cowboys, Sham arguably is as identifiable with the Cowboys franchise as Roger Staubach, Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman. …

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