Veteran Broadcaster Dave LaMont Tabbed as New Play-By-Play Announcer for PBA Tour Telecasts
by Jerry Schneider | Thursday, October 27, 12:23 PM
The Professional Bowlers Association and ESPN have announced that veteran play-by-play announcer Dave LaMont will join PBA's broadcast team at the start of the new ESPN-PBA telecast season that begins with the live finals of the PBA World Championship during the GEICO World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, Nev., on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. ET.
LaMont joins PBA Hall of Famer and 13-time Tour winner Randy Pedersen, who returns for his 16th season as color analyst, and former Miss USA Kimberly Pressler, who returns in her role as sideline reporter, as ESPN’s PBA broadcast team.
“I regularly went to PBA Tour tournaments when they came to South Florida and as a longtime bowling fan, it’s a dream come true,” LaMont said of his new role. “Since I’ve been announcing bowling I’ve really gained a deeper appreciation for what the players do and quickly found that the sport has all the ingredients for great television. It has athletes who have a passion for what they do and who can perform under intense pressure, all in an environment where you never know what’s going to happen.”
The South Florida resident has extensive experience in bowling with stints as United States Bowling Congress Queens, Women’s U.S. Open and Intercollegiate Championships play-by-play announcer since 2010.
“We are very happy that the PBA is bringing Dave LaMont on board to do play-by-play for the upcoming season on ESPN,” said Rich Williams, Senior Producer for ESPN’s Packaged Show Unit. “Dave is a very talented and experienced pro and he’s always expressed his appreciation of the PBA and the sport of bowling.”
LaMont joined ESPN and ABC in 2004 as play-by-play announcer for college football and basketball including bowl games and basketball conference championship games. He also has called basketball games for the SEC Network and was substitute play-by-play announcer for the Miami Heat and Baltimore Orioles for several seasons.
For the last three seasons, LaMont has called Major League Lacrosse and among his other assignments in 2016, he called the Texas Relays track and field meet and the 2016 Invictus Games for ESPN.
The former radio voice for Miami Hurricanes’ football, basketball and baseball teams has spent more than 30 years in the South Florida market as a radio talk show host and reporter and is currently a member of the highly-rated Paul and Young Ron Radio Show broadcast team.