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Bob Carpenter

  • Emmy Award Winning Sports Broadcaster for ESPN, USA, and other networks
  • Famous Oklahoma Sports Broadcaster
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$5,000 fee range
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Oklahoma/Washington D.C.

Bob Carpenter, is a weekly guest on Oklahoma Radio's "The Sports Animal" and the TV voice for Oklahoma Men's and Women's Basketball and Coaches Shows. He's also the current TV voice of the Washington Nationals, is one of the nation's most versatile sportscasters, public speakers, spokesmen, and masters of ceremonies.   Carpenter was nominated for a New York Emmy

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  One of the nation’s most versatile sportscasters, Bob Carpenter is in his 4th year as the TV Voice of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club.  He is also the TV voice for Oklahoma Mens and Womens Basketball and Coaches Shows, and appears weekly on The Sports Animal, AM 1550 and 97.1 FM in Tulsa. In an 18-year career with ESPN, he was a mainstay of the network’s coverage of College Basketball and Major League Baseball.  Bob was the voice of Conference USA and the Mountain West for 8 years, and did numerous NIT’s, Maui Invitationals and Great Alaska Shootouts.  Bob has been courtside for 7 NCAA Tournaments; 5 on ESPN, one on CBS and the 2005 Final 4 for NCAA International.             Carpenter started with ESPN in 1988 and handled play-by-play of College Football, then in ’89 moved into the studio as the first host of College Gameday and the College Football Scoreboard shows.  ESPN obtained the rights to Major League Baseball in 1990, and Bob did ESPN baseball for 16 years.  He has also called the College World Series, Triple-A All-Star Games, hosted Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and served as reporter on two Major League Baseball Expansion Drafts.  Bob designed and markets a baseball Scorebook for broadcasters that has become the industry standard, used by hundreds of major league, minor league and college announcers around the nation             A native of St. Louis, the 26-year Major League Baseball veteran has made stops in the broadcast booths of the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins.  Carpenter was nominated for a New York Emmy with the Mets in ’93, then won Mid-America Emmys for his Cardinals work in ’96 and ‘97, and was nominated in ‘98 and ‘01.  He was recently nominated for a Washington-Baltimore Emmy for his work with the Nationals in 2008.  He has teamed with Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith in the Cardinals broadcast booth, and has worked on ESPN with Hall of Famers Bob Gibson, Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan.             Between 1982-88, Bob appeared on a variety of events for USA Network:  basketball, football, boxing, pro soccer, tennis (including the U.S. Open) and golf (including The Masters).  Other career highlights include six college football bowl games and the World Cup Soccer Tournament for ESPN in 1982 and ’96.                 An accomplished public speaker, Carpenter has been active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Tulsa and St. Louis, has emceed functions for the Tulsa Area United Way and Union Schools Education Foundation and has served as corporate spokesman for several Tulsa and St. Louis corporations..             Bob’s sportscasting travels have taken him to 48 states, Canada, the Caribbean and Japan.  He has worked with sports legends Angelo Dundee, Pat Summerall and Ken Venturi, plus Olympians Bart Conner and Janet Evans.              Carpenter was a 1971 graduate of McBride High School in St. Louis, and graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1975 with a degree in Radio-TV-Film.  Bob and Debbie, married 30 years, live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with daughters Katie and Allison.

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Bob Carpenter is one of the areas most experienced emcees, announcers, and broadcasters. Let him emcee and moderate your event or meeting. ...more
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