Bucks name Lisa Byington as league’s first full-time woman play-by-play announcer

V Milwaukee Bucks named Lisa Byington the new team announcer for Bally Sports Wisconsin, making her the first woman to be a resident announcer of a mainstream men’s professional sports team… Byington previously became the first woman to announce an NCAA men’s basketball tournament this March and has spent time as an announcer at CBS and Turner Sports.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa to the Bucks family and bring such a talented newscaster to our broadcast team,” said Bucks President Peter Feigin. “Lisa’s extensive television broadcasting experience, including her acting out of playing high-level NCAA basketball on several national networks, makes her the ideal choice for this important role. While we appreciate the importance of choosing Lisa and celebrate. outstanding skills and experience. We look forward to Lisa becoming the voice of the Bucks. “

A former college basketball player and soccer player at Northwestern University, Byington also made history as the first woman to name play by play. college football game in 2017 on the Big Ten network. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of sports and most recently was the announcer of men’s and women’s soccer at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity and the opportunity to work with a top-notch franchise and championship organization like the Milwaukee Bucks,” Byington said. “My sincere thanks and thanks to many, but in particular to Bucks President Peter Fagin and Bally Sports Wisconsin Executive Producer Tony Tortorici, for making this process so smooth from start to finish.

“I know I will step into the role that Jim Paschke has played for a long time, and I appreciate his passion for the team and the memorable moments in which his voice will always be a part. It would be an oversight if I didn’t acknowledge his work and commitment to the franchise, and I’m honored to be the one to take over from him. I’m especially excited to be working with such a great team of Marquez Johnson, Zora Stevenson, Steve Novak and everyone involved with the Bucks games at Bally Sports Wisconsin.

“Finally, I understand the innovative nature of this hiring, and I appreciate the fact that during this process this aspect was considered but was never the focus of attention. In fact, I applaud the Bucks for taking the first steps towards attracting such employees.more than the norm in Nba… Because it’s time. “

Byington will replace Paschke, who retired at the end of the Bucks’ championship season… Paschke has been the voice of the Bucks for 35 years, announcing over 2,000 Bucks games.

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