A pair of STAA members and former STAA All-Americans have been tabbed for play-by-play assignments at next month’s Tokyo Olympics. Jack Benjamin and Chris Lewis will be broadcasting for NBC’s from studios in Stamford, CT.
Benjamin is the play-by-play voice at Nicholls State University. He has broadcast events for Olympic Channel Home of Team USA and has called various sports on ESPN platforms and Cox Sports Television.
Benjamin is a 2018 graduate of Santa Clara University and earned
STAA All-America honors as one of the nation’s most outstanding collegiate sportscasters. He joined STAA as a college sophomore.
It’s long been a dream of Benjamin’s to call the Olympics; He’ll handle play-by-play for several events.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the NBC Sports Olympics team, along with so many other talented broadcasters,” he says.
Lewis is the voice of Boise State University women’s basketball and calls games for CBS Sports Network and Mountain West Network. He is a graduate of Syracuse and, like Benjamin, a former STAA All-American. He’s been an STAA member since 2012 when he was a college senior.
Lewis will be broadcasting Olympic table tennis.
“I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can from the experience,” he says. “I just want to do the best job that I can while working with a bunch of great people and make their time working with me as enjoyable and pleasant as possible.”