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D-backs Broadcasters

Broadcasters: Berthiaume | Schulte | Brenly | Candiotti | Munn | Soria | Lopez | Saenz
Steve Berthiaume
Television Play-by-Play
Steve Berthiaume
  • Second season as D-backs television play-by-play voice on FOX Sports Arizona alongside analyst Bob Brenly.
  • Spent 12 years at ESPN as a "SportsCenter" anchor from 1999-2005 and 2007-2012 as studio host for award-winning "Baseball Tonight" while also working as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN's league-wide MLB package as well as the College World Series Super Regional.
  • In 2006, worked for the New York Mets as SNY network studio host.
  • Spent three years as a sports anchor at CNN in Atlanta prior to joining ESPN.
  • Worked as a sports anchor and reporter for network television affiliates in Connecticut, Florida, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.
  • Graduated from Boston's Emerson College in 1987 with Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.
  • Grew up in Medfield, Mass...was born in Needham, Mass.
  • Steve and his wife, Cindy Brunson, former ESPN "SportsCenter" anchor and women's basketball studio host, reside in the Valley.
Follow Steve on Twitter @BertDbacks

Greg Schulte
Radio Play-by-Play
Greg Schulte
  • Embarks on 17th season calling D-backs' games, having been with the team since its inception, and his ninth season with radio partner Tom Candiotti.
  • His unique home run call of "deep drive...warning track...wall...you can touch 'em all" is symbolic with D-backs radio broadcasts.
  • From 1998-99, Schulte and Bob Brenly partnered for three innings nightly on television.
  • His nickname "the Gubnuh" was bestowed upon him by Brenly and Thom Brennaman.
  • Delivered the call of Luis Gonzalez's walk-off, ninth-inning single to win Game 7 of 2001 World Series over the New York Yankees.
  • Was behind the mic for many of Randy Johnson's historic achievements, including his perfect game on May 18, 2004 @ Braves, his 20-strikeout game, his 3,000th and 4,000th strikeout games and more.
  • In addition to Johnson's perfect game, has called a trio of no-hitters: D-backs' Edwin Jackson on June 25, 2010 @ Rays, Cardinals' Jose Jimenez on June 25, 1999 @ D-backs and Marlins' Anibal Sanchez on Sept. 6, 2006 vs. D-backs.
  • Has called numerous historic D-backs moments, including Aaron Hill's cycles on June 18 vs. Mariners and June 29 @ Brewers in 2012.
  • In recognition of his 2,000th D-backs' broadcast, the organization honored Schulte by distributing a bobblehead in his likeness to the first 15,000 fans on July 10, 2010 vs. Marlins.
  • Part of the Phoenix radio scene since 1979.
  • Spent 14 years at KTAR prior to joining the D-backs and was involved with nearly every major sports entity in the market.
  • Served 15 seasons with the Phoenix Suns, working alongside Hall-of-Famer Al McCoy first as a producer then as a color commentator for the last two seasons.
  • Served as an analyst for Arizona State football and men's basketball and shared play-by-play duties for ASU baseball.
  • Was original pre- and post-game host for Arizona Cardinals broadcasts from 1988-90.
  • Prior to his arrival in Arizona, Schulte was sports director at WQUA in Moline, Ill., and also handled play-by-play duties for University of Iowa men's basketball.
  • Active in the community with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • He and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Scott and Stephanie, and reside in the Valley.
Follow Greg on Twitter @GubNuhDbacks

Bob Brenly
Television Analyst
Bob Brenly
  • Enters his second season as D-backs' television analyst on FOX Sports Arizona broadcasts after returning to the organization in 2013...was the club's original analyst from 1998-2000.
  • Spent eight seasons as an analyst for Chicago Cubs games from 2005-12.
  • Has served as an analyst for TBS during the postseason and has worked three World Series, two All-Star Games and numerous Division Series and League Championship Series in the booth.
  • Managed the D-backs from 2001-04 and guided the franchise to its first World Championship in 2001...his .536 winning percentage is the highest in D-backs' history and his 303 victories rank second on the all-time list.
  • Played 9 seasons in Majors with the San Francisco Giants (1981-89) and Toronto Blue Jays (1989) and was a career .247 hitter with 119 doubles, 91 homers and 333 RBI in 971 games.
  • He and his wife, Joan, live in Scottsdale...they have two children, Lacey and Michael.
  • Michael was a catcher in the Cubs (2008-12), D-backs (2013) and Red Sox (2014) organizations.

Tom Candiotti
Radio Analyst
Tom Candiotti
  • Enters his ninth season as D-backs radio analyst and also fills in as an analyst on the D-backs' television broadcasts.
  • Former knuckleball pitcher went 151-164 with a 3.73 ERA and 1,735 strikeouts in 451 games during a 16-year Major League career with the Brewers (1983-84), Cleveland Indians (1986-91, 1999), Toronto Blue Jays (1991), Los Angeles Dodgers (1992-97) and Oakland Athletics (1998-99)...recorded 10 or more wins in seven different seasons.
  • Originally played for the independent Victoria Mussels in 1979...in 1980, had his contract purchased by Kansas City Royals then was claimed in the Rule 5 Draft by Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Posted a 72-65 record with the Indians during the 1980s, including his best season when he was 14-8 with a 3.28 ERA in 1988.
  • Was traded to the Blue Jays mid-way through 1991 season and went 6-7 with a 2.98 ERA during the pennant stretch while also making 2 starts in American League Championship Series.
  • Signed with the Dodgers as a free agent prior to the 1992 season and compiled a 52-64 mark despite having a 3.57 ERA in 6 seasons in Los Angeles.
  • Following his playing career, served as a Special Assistant to the General Manager with the Indians from 2000-01.
  • Established his broadcasting credentials as an analyst with ESPN, both during MLB game coverage and on the set of "Baseball Tonight," from 2001-05...while with ESPN, also served as an analyst for the the Little League World Series and wrote a column for ESPN.com.
  • Was a color television analyst for the Blue Jays from 2002-05.
  • An accomplished bowler, was named to Professional Bowling Hall of Fame's celebrity wing in 2007 and regularly participates in Professional Bowlers Association Tour events in Arizona.
  • Appeared briefly in Billy Crystal's 2001 movie "61*" as pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm, who was known for throwing knuckleballs.
  • He resides in Paradise Valley...he has a daughter, Julie, and three boys, Brett, Casey and Clark.

Jeff Munn
Radio Play-by-Play, Pre and Postgame Host
Jeff Munn
  • In his 14th season as a member of D-backs broadcast team, serving as the pre- and postgame show host on the team's broadcasts and secondary radio play-by-play announcer.
  • In January 2011, was named the Arizona Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for his work with the D-backs and other teams in Phoenix.
  • Served as radio play-by-play voice for Arizona State women's basketball since 2004.
  • Filled in for Hall of Famer Al McCoy on select Suns' road broadcasts during 2010-11 season.
  • Has been a fill-in play-by-play announcer on ASU men's football, basketball and baseball broadcasts.
  • Served as play-by-play announcer for MLB Radio's coverage of Arizona Fall League in 2006.
  • Was the D-backs public address announcer for eight seasons from 1998-2005 and Phoenix Suns in-arena announcer for 12 seasons from 1991-2003.
  • Has been the stadium announcer for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl since 1991, including five college football national championship games, and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl since 2003.
  • Has announced at several major sporting events, including the 1993 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, 1995 NBA All-Star Game, 2000 WNBA All-Star Game and 2001 World Series.
  • In 1996, was selected as one of four announcers for the basketball competition at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta and handled the announcing duties for the Men's gold medal game.
  • Began his broadcasting career as a senior at Carl Hayden High School and later announced games at Phoenix College in the late 1970s.
  • Majored in history at ASU.
  • Has two children, Patrick and Hayley, and resides in Tempe.

Oscar Soria
Oscar Soria
Spanish Radio Play-by-Play
  • Enters his 16th season providing the play-by-play on D-backs Spanish broadcasts...joined the team in 1999.
  • Also covers the D-backs by writing a daily column for El Imparcial, Hermosillo's daily newspaper, and writes a weekly column for La Estrella de Tucson.
  • 26-year veteran broadcaster for the Mexican Pacific League's Hermosillo Naranjeros, who won the 2014 Carribean Series.
  • Calls Mexican Pacific League and Caribbean Series games for ESPN Deportes and also provided play-by-play for the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006 for the network.
  • Finished second in the general balloting for the Mexican Pacific League's "All Century Team" and was voted as the best television broadcaster.
  • In 2005, received the Carlos Vazquez Award as the best announcer in Sonora.
  • Covers basketball, boxing, soccer, tennis and football for Telemax in Sonora and in the winter, hosts the show "Beisbol al Dia," which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.
  • Recorded the Spanish-language narration for the MLB video game in 2005.
  • Born in Tijuana, Mexico, he graduated from Universidad del Noroeste with a degree in accounting.
  • He and his wife, Benny, have three children, Paula, Oscar and Maria, and reside in Phoenix.

Rodrigo Lopez
Spanish Radio Analyst
  • Enters his first season as the lead analyst for D-backs Spanish radio broadcasts on KSUN.
  • Former right-handed pitcher played for the D-backs in 2010 and led the team in innings pitched (200.0) and starts (33) and tied for first in quality starts (15).
  • Played parts of 11 seasons in the Majors with the San Diego Padres (2000), Baltimore Orioles (2002-06), Colorado Rockies (2007), Philadelphia Phillies (2009), D-backs (2010) and Chicago Cubs (2011-12)...went 81-89 with a 4.82 ERA (724 ER in 1,350.2 IP) and 865 strikeouts.
  • His 81 career wins are tied for fifth-most among Mexican-born pitchers with Yovani Gallardo and behind Fernando Valenzuela (173), Esteban Loaiza (126), Ismael Valdez (104) and Teddy Higuera (94).
  • Playing career spanned 20 years beginning in 1993 with Veracruz (Mexican Summer League).
  • Was a 3-time Opening Day starter for the Orioles in 2003, 2005-06.
  • In 2002 with the Orioles, went 15-7 with a 3.57 ERA (78 ER in 196.2 IP) to finish second in AL Rookie of the Year voting, having led AL rookies in wins, ERA, innings and strikeouts (136)...his 15 wins tied for the most ever by a Mexican-born rookie.
  • Pitched for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic in 2006, 2009 and 2013...in 2006, went 0-2 with a 3.86 EA (3 ER in 7.0 IP) in 2 starts...in 2009, posted a 4.50 ERA (1 ER in 2.0 IP) in 2 games...in 2013, started 1 game and allowed 2 runs in 3.0 innings.
  • Played for the Tomateros de Culiacan in the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico (Mexican Pacific Winter Leagues) from 1996-2013...part of 3 championships (1996-97, 2001-02, 2003-04)...his teams won the Carribean Series title in 2002 (pitched complete-game, victory in final game) and 2013 (pitched 7.2 innings in the final game).
  • Born in Tlalnepantla, Mexico.
  • He and his wife, Romy, have two sons, Rodrigo, Jr. and Raymond, and reside in Chandler.

Richard Saenz
Richard Saenz
Spanish Radio Analyst
  • Enters his 12th season in D-backs radio booth as a fill-in color analyst.
  • Works as a consultant to the D-backs after overseeing the organization's marketing efforts in the Hispanic community from 1996-2008.
  • Prior to joining the D-backs, spent 18 years with the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative in his native Benson, eventually becoming the company's Director of Business Development.
  • Served four years as Mayor of Benson from 1989-93.
  • Played baseball for two years at Cochise College in Douglas then continued his education and played baseball at Eastern Oregon State University in LaGrande, Ore.
  • He and his wife, Sheri, reside in Tempe with their son, R.J., and daughter, Katherine...he also has a daughter, Alisha, and four grandchildren, Jayden, Kendall, Carson and Elias.
Broadcasters: Berthiaume | Schulte | Brenly | Candiotti | Munn | Soria | Lopez | Saenz