Bucks make Lisa Byington first feminine full-time TV play-by-play announcer in main males’s professional sports activities

The Milwaukee Bucks have named Lisa Byington because the group’s new tv play-by-play announcer on Bally Sports activities Wisconsin, making her the primary girl to deal with full-time TV play-by-play duties for a serious males’s skilled sports activities group.

Byington replaces longtime Bucks announcer Jim Paschke, who retired after the 2020-21 season after serving because the group’s tv play-by-play announcer for the earlier 35 years. Bucks and Fiserv Discussion board president Peter Feigin introduced Byington’s hiring Wednesday.

In a press release, Byington mentioned she was “completely thrilled” on the alternative “to work with a first-class franchise and a championship group just like the Milwaukee Bucks.”

“I do know that I will probably be moving into the function long-held by Jim Paschke, and I respect his ardour for the group and the memorable moments his voice will at all times be part of,” Byington mentioned. “I might be remiss if I did not acknowledge his work and dedication to the franchise, and it is my honor to be the one who takes the baton from him. I am notably excited to work with such a tremendous group of Marques Johnson, Zora Stephenson, Steve Novak and everybody concerned with Bucks video games at Bally Sports activities Wisconsin.”

Byington, who beforehand did play-by-play for the Girls’s World Cup on FOX in 2019, turned the primary girl to name NCAA males’s basketball match video games in March as a part of the CBS/Turner Sporrs protection. She subsequently was behind the mic for males’s and ladies’s soccer video games on the Tokyo Olympics for NBC Sports activities.

From 2017-19, Byington labored as a sideline reporter for the NCAA males’s basketball match on CBS and Turner and he or she additionally has expertise calling the play-by-play for numerous NBA and WNBA video games amongst different assignments.

“We’re so excited to welcome Lisa to the Bucks household and to convey such a gifted play-by-play announcer to our broadcast group,” Feigin mentioned in a press release. “Lisa’s intensive tv broadcasting background, together with her play-by-play work for high-level NCAA basketball on a number of nationwide networks, makes her the right option to tackle this main function. Whereas we respect the importance of choosing Lisa, and we have a good time this historic second, Lisa earned this place based mostly on her extraordinary abilities and expertise. We stay up for Lisa turning into the voice of the Bucks.”

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