(January 26, 2015) Just one year out of college, Brandon Liebhaber has landed a No. 1 job in Double-A minor league baseball. An STAA member, Liebhaber has been named Manager of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the Jackson Generals.
The Generals are a Seattle Mariners affiliate.
Liebhaber is taking over for fellow STAA member Chris Harris, who recently left to become the Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting with the Biloxi Shuckers.
“I’m extremely excited and honored to have been given this opportunity by the Generals. I can’t thank Chris Harris and GM Jason Compton enough for making this possible,” Liebhaber said. “To be able to broadcast and work for a Double-A team at this stage in my career is fantastic. I hope to pick up where Chris left off and continue to provide quality play-by-play and comprehensive coverage of the Generals.”
“We are thrilled to have Brandon join the team,” Compton said. “I am sure our fans across West Tennessee will enjoy getting to know Brandon just as I have.”
Liebhaber spent last season as a Broadcast and Media Assistant with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League, the Dodgers’ Class-A Advanced affiliate. Prior, Brandon broadcasted for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) in the summers of 2012 and 2013.
Brandon graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in journalism and history in March of 2014. While at Northwestern, Brandon was Sports Director of the Northwestern News Network while also broadcasting for the school’s student radio station (WNUR). He called games for Big Ten Network’s StudentU broadcasts of Northwestern athletics, many of which re-aired on Big Ten Network. While at NU, Brandon broadcasted various football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse games.
“I’m extremely passionate about baseball, and I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the past three summers broadcasting the sport,” said Liebhaber. “I cannot wait to begin working for the Generals and meet everyone in the community who supports the team. I hope to become an integral part of that community.”
“For as early in his career as he is, he brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the Generals. I am already looking forward to tuning in on April 9th,” Compton said.
Brandon is a proud native of Los Angeles, California. Recently, he has worked as a freelance broadcaster for the women’s basketball teams at UC Riverside and California Baptist University in Riverside, California.
(Visit Brandon’s website).