PBA fans watching ESPN telecasts will get to see the familiar faces of Mike Jakubowski, broadcast partner Randy Pedersen and sideline reporter Kimberly Pressler.
Mike Jakubowski - Play-by-play Announcer
Mike Jakubowski is the play-by-play voice for the PBA Tour on ESPN and Xtra Frame, The Bowling Channel. Jakubowski is working in his 11th season as the public address announcer for Marquette University men's and women's Big East basketball at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee. He previously worked with color analyst Randy Pedersen as play-by-play announcer for ESPN telecasts of the PBA Summer Series.
Jakubowski also worked for the American Bowling Congress as a producer and play-by-play announcer on the World Team Challenge series and later for the United States Bowling Congress. He worked 10 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in the scoreboard production department including the closing of Milwaukee County Stadium, opening of Miller Park and the 2002 All-Star Game. In addition to bowling, Jakubowski enjoys golf, softball, music, movies, theatre, art and a good laugh.
Randy Pedersen - Color Analyst
The flamboyant, good-natured Pedersen brings a wealth of insight to PBA Tour telecasts as an analyst who ranked among the Tour's top players during a 25-year career on the lanes. Now in his 12th season as color analyst, the 13-time PBA Tour champion knows the game, knows the players, knows the emotions and mixes his own combination of serious commentary with humor to keep PBA Tour fans educated, informed and entertained.
Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 2011, Pedersen revived his professional career in 2013 after seven years by competing on the PBA50 Tour where he won his first title in his PBA50 Tour debut.
Kimberly Pressler – Sideline Reporter
Kimberly Pressler, who first gained fame as Miss USA 1999 and since has gained international recognition as one of television’s most sought-after television sideline reporters, returned to the ESPN television crew as a reporter on the PBA World Series of Bowling telecasts from South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.
Pressler, who once worked for the U.S. Department of Energy at a nuclear power plant, has hosted television programs for ABC, MTV, ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC and the Speed Network. She has covered events ranging from the ACIS Fitness National Championships to the Traxxas TORC truck racing series, from the Red Bull X-Fighters series to the X-Games.
"The thing that intrigues me most about covering the PBA is the genuine passion and love of bowling from fans not just in the U.S. but from around the world,” Pressler said. “They truly are the heart of this sport and I'm honored to be part of the ESPN broadcast crew to showcase this beloved pastime."