Rob Stone - Play-by-play Announcer
Veteran sportscaster Rob Stone returns as play-by-play announcer when FOX Sports begins its first season televising PBA Tour events in 2019.
Stone was most recently the lead studio host for FOX Sports coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ live from Moscow. Since joining FOX Sports in 2012, Rob has served as the lead studio host for the network’s soccer, college football and college basketball programming.
Stone was PBA’s play-by-play announcer from 2008 until 2012. He endeared himself to the bowling public with his eagerness to learn the sport, his sense of humor, an enthusiastic personality and his immediate connection with Pedersen, a PBA Hall of Famer and veteran color analyst. Learning that three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a “turkey,” but there was no common term for four strikes in a row, Stone coined the expression “hambone.” His catch phrase took on a life of its own and remains a part of bowling’s lexicon.
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 18th 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 broadcast crew to showcase this beloved pastime."