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Encyclopedia > Jack Edwards (sportscaster)

Jack Edwards (born March 24, 1957) is a former anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter. He spent 12 years there, from 1991 to 2003. is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Edwards started as a play-by-play announcer for the UNH hockey team. He then moved on to play-by-play and sports anchor positions at WGIR radio and WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. During the early 1980s he worked as a talk radio host for WRKO in Boston, and as a weekend anchor at WJAR-TV in Providence. He then moved to sports anchor and reporter positions at WCVB-TV and WHDH-TV in Boston. He also served as a reporter for ABC’s Wide World of Sports and was an announcer for alpine skiing for ABC's coverage of the 1988 Winter Olympics and CBS's 1991 Olympic Winterfest coverage. American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... WGIR are the call letters for two radio stations licensed to Manchester, New Hampshire, both owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... WMUR-TV is the ABC network television affiliate for New Hampshire which also is considered part of the Boston, Massachusetts television market in the southern part of the state. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1751 Government  - Mayor Frank Guinta (R) Area  - City  34. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... WRKO is an AM radio station based in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owned by Entercom and broadcasting on 680 kHz. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... WJAR (NBC 10) is the NBC owned and operated television station in Rhode Island. ... Providence may mean: Divine Providence Providence College in Rhode Island, USA Providence, television series Providence, a 1977 film Providence, a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves Providence, 1970s-era Providence may also refer to: Providence, Rhode Island (in Providence County) Providence, Alabama Providence, Kentucky Providence, New York It is also the... WCVB-TV is the ABC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. ... WHDH-TV 7 NBC is the NBC affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABCs Wide World of Sports is a long-running sports anthology show on American television. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ...


In 2002, Edwards was the main play-by-play announcer for ESPN's coverage of the World Cup of soccer. After the United States team upset Portugal, 3-2 (on the way to the U.S. reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since 1930), Edwards yelled, "Mine eyes have seen the glory!", quoting from Battle Hymn of the Republic. He also was the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Fire of MLS in 2003. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Battle Hymn of the Republic is a patriotic anthem written by Julia Ward Howe for the United States during the American Civil War as a replacement for the words to the marching song John Browns Body. ... Year founded 1997 League Major League Soccer Nickname La Maquina Roja, Men in Red, CF97 Stadium Toyota Park Bridgeview, IL Coach Dave Sarachan, 2003— Owner AEG First Game Miami Fusion 0–2 Chicago Fire (Lockhart Stadium; March 21, 1998) Largest Win Kansas City Wizards 0–7 Chicago Fire (Arrowhead Stadium...


Edwards worked as a NHL play-by-play announcer for ESPN from 1999 to 2003, and was the primary play-by-play announcer for HDNet’s NHL broadcasts during the 2003-04 season. Since the 2005-06 NHL season, Edwards worked for NESN as a play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins, primarily working road games. On July 6, 2007, Edwards was named the Bruins play-by-play announcer for home and road games. HDNet is a general interest television channel in the United States, broadcasting exclusively in high-definition format, and available via cable and satellite television. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The New England Sports Network is a regional cable television network that covers the six New England states. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


While with ESPN, he also was seen calling Little League baseball and sumo wrestling. Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


As of 2006, Edwards is on Versus, a network with ambitions of someday countering ESPN. He calls play-by-play of National Hockey League games, and also hosts The NHL on Versus Post Game Report occasionally. He also appeared on College Sports Television in the interim of him leaving ESPN and coming to Versus. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Versus (known as OLN until September 25, 2006) is a cable television sports channel owned by Comcast and shown in the United States. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The NHL on VERSUS Post Game Report is a show that Versus airs after every National Hockey League game the network televises as part of The NHL on Versus. ... CSTV Networks, Inc. ...


Edwards was a soccer player in college at the University of New Hampshire. Edwards also attended Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ...


Jack and his wife, Lisa, own Fountainhead Productions in Simsbury, CT; a full-fledge HD production company.


References

  • NESN hires Jack Edwards as Bruins road play-by-play announcer
  • Jack Edwards Joins Fire Broadcasts

 
 

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