The Dodgers added one other voice to their tv broadcast workforce, hiring Stephen Nelson of MLB Network to name greater than 50 video games for the upcoming season.
Nelson, a 33-year-old Southern California native with expertise calling each MLB and NHL video games along with different sports activities TV work, will basically again up lead play-by-play voice Joe Davis on the membership’s SportsWeb LA broadcast package deal.
Davis has been the Dodgers’ main voice since succeeding Vin Scully in 2017, however has additionally needed to reduce his Dodgers schedule just lately whereas taking on as Fox Sports’ lead play-by-play broadcaster for MLB and serving on one of many community’s high NFL broadcast crews.
In addition to Davis and Nelson, the Dodgers stated Friday that Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Eric Karros, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Neverett and Dontrelle Willis will all return as a part of their SNLA broadcast workforce.
Like final season, the Dodgers are anticipated to rotate their shade analysts by the sales space over the course of the 12 months.
A graduate of Marina High in Huntington Beach and Chapman University in Orange, Nelson was a school intern for KTLA and Fox Sports West earlier than starting his TV profession at a neighborhood station in Oregon.
He was employed by Bleacher Report in 2014, the place he coated numerous sports activities as a bunch and broadcaster.
In 2018, Nelson went to work on the jointly-operated MLB and NHL Networks, the place he referred to as video games for each leagues whereas additionally taking on as co-host of MLB Network’s long-running “Intentional Talk” present alongside Kevin Millar.
Nelson has additionally executed work for NBC Sports, YouTube and Apple TV+, serving as a play-by-play voice for the latter’s nationwide MLB package deal final season.
“It’s impossible to convey the emotions that come with this opportunity,” Nelson stated in a information launch about becoming a member of the Dodgers. “This isn’t simply coming home. This isn’t simply being an announcer for a professional sports team. This is The Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the best organization in baseball for so many reasons and I can’t wait to be a tiny part of it and its best-in-class production team.”
Nelson, who’s Japanese American, is about to grow to be the one Asian American play-by-play announcer working for a MLB workforce, in line with the Dodgers.
“We are thrilled to be adding such a dynamic personality in Stephen,” Dodgers chief advertising officer Lon Rosen stated within the membership’s launch, “and think he will fit in seamlessly with our incredibly talented broadcast team.”