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#1 FOX Sports Broadcaster
Joe Buck has earned the distinction as one of sports' premier play-by-play broadcasters, as evidenced by his four Emmy Award wins in 1999 and 2001-2003. Buck currently handles lead play-by-play duties for FOX Sports' Award winning NFL and MLB coverage, teaming with future Hall of Famer Troy Aikman and fellow Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth while on assignment with the NFL on FOX, and three-time Emmy Award-winning analyst Tim McCarver while working out of the MLB on FOX booth. Buck is the first play-by-play announcer to handle lead MLB and NFL coverage in the same year since NBC's Curt Gowdy and ABC's Al Michaels.
Buck began his play-by-play career in the NFL on FOX broadcast booth, where he worked from 1994-1997. He and NFL on FOX analyst Tim Green formed one of the network's original six NFL broadcast teams in 1994, when at age of 25, Buck was the youngest announcer to call a regular slate of NFL games on network television.
In April, Buck and McCarver each brought home his second consecutive award for Outstanding Play-by-Play and Event Analyst, respectively. Buck capped off a stellar rookie campaign for MLB on FOX in 1996 when, at age 27, he became the youngest play-by-play announcer to call a World Series since the legendary Vin Scully (25) sat behind the mike during the 1953 Fall Classic. Buck's impressive MLB on FOX resume includes the 1996, 1998, 2000 - 2002 World Series, the 1997, 1999 and 2001 American League Championship Series, the 1996, 1998, 2000 - 2002 National League Championship Series, the 1997, 1999, 2001 & 2002 All-Star Games, and Mark McGwire's historic 62nd home run game on September 8, 1998.
Buck has been a radio and television announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1991. His broadcasting career began in 1989, while he was an undergraduate at Indiana University. That year he called play-by-play for the Louisville Redbirds of the American Association, a minor league affiliate of the Cardinals, and was a reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Triple-A All-Star Game. In addition to his current broadcasting work for FOX Sports, Buck also contributes occasional columns to The Sporting News.
The son of broadcasting legend Jack Buck, he attended Indiana University, studying English and Telecommunications. He was born April 25, 1969, in St. Petersburg, Fla., the Cardinals spring training home, and was raised in St. Louis where he currently resides with his wife Ann, and their daughters Natalie and Trudy.