Jack Edwards (sportscaster)
|Born||1957 (age 65–66)|
|Alma mater||University of New Hampshire|
|Sports commentary career|
|Sports||Ice hockey, association football|
Jack Edwards (born 1957) is an American sports commentator. Since 2005, he has provided play-by-play commentary for Boston Bruins games on NESN television. From 1991 to 2003, he worked for ESPN as an anchor for their sports news program SportsCenter, as well as a play-by-play commentator for their NHL, MLS, Little League Baseball, and 2002 FIFA World Cup broadcasts. Edwards provided commentary for the Konami game MLS Extra Time 2002.
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Edwards started as a play-by-play announcer for the University of New Hampshire 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 a sports reporter position at WCVB-TV in Boston. While at WCVB-TV, Edwards also served as a freelance play by play announcer for ESPN. Among the events he called were the Davis Cup finals and Frozen Four. He also served as a reporter for ABC's coverage of alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
In 1988, Edwards became the weekend sports anchor for Boston's WNEV-TV/WHDH-TV. While working for the then-CBS affiliate, Edwards also called some events for the network, including the US Open and the 1991 Olympic Winterfest.
In 1991, Edwards joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor and reporter. Edwards also did announcing for Little League baseball from 1995 to 2002, the X Games in 1996, ESPN National Hockey Night from 1999 to 2003, and soccer, including coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
In 2003, Edwards joined College Sports Television, a newly launched speciality cable sports channel. Edwards also became play-by-play announcer for Chicago Fire soccer broadcasts on Fox Sports Net Chicago.
Edwards began calling Boston Bruins games during the 2005–06 NHL season for NESN, handling the road games while Dale Arnold covered the home games. At the start of the 2007–08 NHL season, Edwards began calling all Bruins games and has been the team's local play-by-play commentator since then. He received a 2011 Stanley Cup Championship ring for his play-by-play work with the Bruins.
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Edwards is married to Lisa Kraus. They live in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Source: "Jack Edwards (sportscaster)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 27th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Edwards_(sportscaster).
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Born in Illinois in 1957, Edwards' first memory of sports goes back to when he was four years old and his father carried him into the Northwestern football stadium.
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- ^ "Jack Edwards Joins Fire Broadcasts". Major League Soccer. February 25, 2003. Archived from the original on July 15, 2003. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
- ^ Hardacker, Jonathan (October 6, 2011). "Jack Edwards Thrilled to Receive Stanley Cup Ring, See Bruins Raise Banner". NESN. Archived from the original on July 19, 2014.
- ^ Edwards, Jack [@RealJackEdwards] (February 9, 2015). "My wife Lisa @LAKEdwards is covering Hernandez murder trial as a producer for FoxSports1 & did a radio summary focbsloc.al/173RYyg" (Tweet). Retrieved May 13, 2020 – via Twitter.
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